Syd Barrett’s 1960s Levin LT-18

Syd used this guitar on the last song he recorded with Pink Floyd, “Jugband Blues” from the 1968 album A Saucerful of Secrets. The guitar can be seen in the music video of the song (photo below).

Syd Barret using a Levin guitar in the music video for the song
Syd Barret using a Levin guitar in the music video for the song “Jugband Blues”.

This is also confirmed by David Gilmour, who in an interview with Guitar Herous in 1984 noted that the band did use Levins during the A Saucerful of Secrets era. Furthermore, he himself was filmed playing what was possibly the same gutiar that Syd was using.

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.

Guitar Heroes #9 May 1983


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