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Levin Model 1 / Model 54
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1902 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Round back.
Spruce top with inlay.
Birch & walnut 11-part back.
Mosaic bound top.
Mosaic rosette.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Bone nut.
Engraved aluminium tailpiece.
Natural finish.

Introduced: ca 1900

ca 1907:

Maple & walnut back.
Renamed Model 54.

Earliest known example: 31638 (1916)
Latest known example: 31638 (1916)

ca 1920:

13-part back.

ca 1923:

4-ply top purfling.
Ebony bridge with bone saddle.
Mahogany finished back.
Also available in a 12-string version as Model 64.