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Levin Model 123 / Model 29 / Model 297
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1925 catalog

Specifications:

12-string Harp size version of Model 102 / Model 20.

12-string Bass Guitar.
Non-cutaway.
Body width: 375 mm.
Body length: 512 mm.
Body depth: 110 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Natural finish.

Introduced: ca 1900

Earliest known example: 5240 (1906)

ca 1907:

Maple back & sides.
Mosaic and celluloid bound top.
Mosaic rosette.
Unbound back.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with varied mother-of-pearl inlay.
Silver plated frets.
Bone nuts.
Rosewood bridge.
Mahogany finished back & sides.
Natural finished top.

Renamed Model 29.

ca 1921:

Birch back & sides.
4-ply bound top.
Bone bridge saddle & bridge pins.
Nickel plated tuners.

48778 (1921)

ca 1928:

One year warranty.

ca 1930:

Renamed Model 297.
Body width: 370 mm.

Latest known example: 91735 (1935)