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Levin Model 106 / Model 18
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1902 catalog


Specifications:

Non-cutaway.
Body width: 315 mm.
Body length: 460 mm.
Body depth: 95-98 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Magnolia back & sides.
Celluloid and wood purfling around top.
Single-bound back.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound fingerboard with varied mother-of-pearl inlay.
Ivory nut & bridge saddle.
Bone bridge pins with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Violet finished back & sides.
Natural finished top.

Introduced: ca 1900

Also available in 3/4 size.

Earliest known example: 3255 (1905)

ca 1907:

Masur birch back & sides.

Renamed Model 18.

Latest known example: 11454 (1909)

ca 1923:

Flame birch back & sides.
Mosaic and celluloid bound top.
Mosaic rosette.
Bone nut & bridge saddle.

ca 1928:

Dark brown finished back & sides.
Rosewood fingerboard.
Silver plated frets.
Nickel plated tuners.
One year warranty.

Also available with tailpiece (Model 18 S).