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Levin Model 12 / Model 65
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Specifications:

Fancier version of Model 11.

12-string Mandolin.
Round back.
Spruce top with inlay.
Maple & walnut 15-part back.
Mosaic bound top.
Mosaic rosette.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Bone nut.
Bridge with bone saddle.
Engraved aluminium tailpiece.
Natural finish.

Introduced: ca 1900

ca 1907:

Mahogany & walnut 17-part back.
Mosaic & celluloid bound top.
Unbound fingerboard with varied mother-of-pearl inlay.
Renamed Model 65.
12-string fancier version of Model 57.

ca 1923:

Maple & walnut 17-part back.
12-string version of Model 56.

ca 1925:

Birch & walnut back.
Rosewood fingerboard.

Earliest known example: none
Latest known example: none