David Gilmour’s 1960s Levin LT-18

David was seen using this guitar very early on with Pink Floyd, circa 1969. Based on the footage there is of the guitar (mainly Royal Festival hall rehearsals), the guitar had a full body and fretboard binding, and a tear-shaped pickguard, which could indicate that this was a Levin LT 18 model.

At the beginning we used Levins, which were quite good guitars, a bit like Martins, made in Sweden or somewhere, then we moved onto Martin D-35s and things like that and now we tend to use Ovations mostly for recording and things.

David Gilmour, Guitar Heroes magazine, 1983
About as good a look as we get at David’s Levin guitar, Royal Festival Hall,April 1969


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