Offered for sale:

Used c1958 Goya G30 classical guitar serial number 377195. "Made by A.B. Herman Carlson Levin, Gothenburg, Sweden."
Goya guitars were handmade in Sweden with all solid wood construction. The G30 features a German fine veined spruce top; European flame maple back and sides; rosewood bridge with mother of pearl top cap; mahogany neck with rosewood/maple/rosewood stringer, reinforced with an aluminum T bar; ebony fingerboard; marquetry purfling around the soundhole; and decorative inlay on the headpiece.

It appears that at some point, near the end piece, a small section of the back and back binding came unglued. The reglue was structurally sound but it didn’t lay perfectly flat, so you can feel a little ridge in that area. See photo.

The G30 model is said to be the flagship of the Goya line. There was a rosewood G-40 and 45 but the 30 was the model heavily advertised and endorsed by artists such as Melanie and Theodore Bikel.

This guitar has a very focused tone, clear with good bass response.

This is an interesting European classical for a very reasonable price.

Hard-shell case included.


Scale length: 25 5/8"

Nut width: 2"

String spacing at nut: 1 3/4"

String spacing at bridge: 2 3/16"

Body length: 18 3/4"

Lower bout width: 15"

Waist width: 9 7/8"

Upper bout width: 11 3/8"

Side depth at endpin: 3 3/4"

Top wood: solid spruce (European)

Back/sides wood: solid flamed maple

Neck wood: mahogany, 2-piece w/center strip

Bracing type: light fan

Fretboard: ebony, synthetic original nut

Bridge: rosewood, synthetic original saddle

Neck feel: slim-medium D shape, flat board

Weight: 3.6 lbs.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Very Good
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
7:18 AM
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