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Levin Model 1 / Model 54
1902 catalog

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: Circa 1900

Circa 1907:
Maple & walnut back.
Renamed Model 54.

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

Circa 1920:
13-part back.

Circa 1923:
4-ply top purfling.
Ebony bridge with bone saddle.
Mahogany finished back.
Also available in a 12-string version as
Model 64.