Huw Lloyd-Langton – 1968 Levin LTS-4 twelve string acoustic guitar, made in Sweden, ser. no. 490381; Back and sides: maple, lacquer checking and other blemishes; Table: heavy play wear, lacquer checking, various pin holes; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: indent wear to first position; Case: hard case; Overall condition: fair

*Purchased in 1971, this is the first guitar Huw bought after leaving Hawkwind ‘for the first time’ in 1970. Gigs were few and far between in the early ’70s but he had been offered a seven night acoustic spot in Pastures vegetarian restaurant in Westbourne Grove. Huw needed an acoustic guitar for this gig and his mother, who dabbled in antiques, gave him a gold sovereign to sell in the West End. He went into various guitar shops and came back with the Levin, with which he did a straight swap for the gold sovereign. Although his mum was a bit cross, it was a guitar that became his bread and butter. Huw wrote most of his music on this guitar including some of the instrumental classical music on his last album ‘Classical Guitar Tales’. Sold with a small black and white collage photograph of Huw playing the guitar

Estimate £400-600 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for £420 13th March 2019