1963 Levin Goliath Guitar Serial # 423717 Purchased in Oxford from a friend of a friend who I believe worked as a roadie who worked with a band I think the detours
I paid very little for the guitar (a little more than beer money) as the varnish was cracked apparently, from leaving it too close to a radiator in a hotel room! That was the story I think. The guitar has a separated section of the sound hole, which could and probably was caused by a sound hole pickup being attached.
The varnish has not been repaired but has attained a great patina over the last 50 years. Everything else (apart from the strings and bridge) are original.
I was 17–18 around 1966–67 when I bought it, and lived in a houseboat on the canal in downtown Oxford and worked in Oxford as an illustrator.
I have always loved the great sound of this guitar and have not really done anything to it since I have had it, so it’s in quite original condition, apart from the usual wear over time.
And me I am still a lousy guitar player living in Canada now.