Levin De Luxe 1956 w/Pickup, All Original

Used – Good
Local Pickup Only
This seller is open to offers
Local Pickup Only
Nathan's Guitars
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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About This Listing

This is a real piece of guitar history.

The famous, very rare and much desired Levin De Luxe. All original. Made in Sweden in 1956. The hand-carved top and back, quality of the woods, the mother-of-pearl inlays, the gold hardware and the sound is truly world class. These almost always came just acoustically, though this one was built with a pickup, one of the only ones of its kind. Well known after the greatest guitarist of his generation Django Reinhardt played one. It's even included in the book '1000 Guitars to Play Before You Die'.

From '1001 Guitars to Play Before You Die':

"Levin of Sweden was one of the oldest, most revered guitar makers in the world, with a continuous history dating back to 1900. This Orkestergitarr De Luxe is not only the company's top-of-the line model, but probably the most famous Levin of all time".
(see included photo for full entry)

It's in good condition, though there are a few scratches, the binding has cracked in places and there's a slight bit of corrosion on the screw that fixes the scratch plate in place. I've tried to include as many photos as I can of these. All in all it's a little worn but still in great condition for a 65 year old guitar.

I've included a picture of the specs from the original Levin catalogue at the time of its build.

This would be great as a classy Jazz guitar, or as a wise investment as these are only going to increase in value. Though when I bought it I vowed never to sell such a rare item, needs must, and I would like it to go to a good home. 

It even comes with its original hard case - though I must say that this is very worn, a few of the latches are broken and the original cover that it supposed to zip up is not useable. It's still quite extraordinary that it's been partnered with it this whole time. 

Collection would be the most sensible option, though I could try and arrange a delivery, though this is of course at the buyers risk.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch, and a quick call on 07752040916 before purchasing would be appreciated. I'm also open to offers.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Product Specs

Listed5 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Made In
  • Sweden
Body Type
Right / Left Handed
Number of Strings

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