This page is part of our Levin information.

Levin top bracing

The catalogs rarely mention what type of top bracing was
used, but here's a rough guide that will fit most models:

Models Bracing type
Archtop guitars One single diagonal brace
Nylon-string guitars Fan bracing
Higher grade pin-bridge guitars X-bracing
Other guitars Ladder bracing
Lutes & Ukuleles Ladder bracing

Model specific bracing information on this site has been
added for some models based on information received from
instrument owners. However, sometimes the reports for the
same model differ. That could be explained by the fact that
different bracing types was used during different years of
the production, as with Levin WR 34 Ragtime, where a 1973
model can be seen having a unique kind of slanted fan
bracing, while a 1975 model has X-bracing.

The same thing appears with Goya S-16, where a 1958
model can be seen having ladder bracing, while a 1964
model has X-bracing.

Also, sometimes an owner can be confused about what
type of bracing is being used, which may explain at
least some of the different reports.

Your help is needed in documenting what type of bracing
was used for each model. Please help making this site better
and more complete by sending us photos of your instrument
including a photo of its top bracing.

Levin WR 34 Ragtime examples

1973 model with slanted fan bracing

1975 model with X-bracing

Goya S-16 examples

1958 model with ladder bracing

1964 model with X-bracing

Goya F-11 example

Circa 1963 model with fan bracing