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Levin Model 1 De Luxe
Photo
1948 catalog

Photo
195? catalog

Specifications:

Cutaway.
Body width: 475 mm.
Body length: 555 mm.
Body depth: 85 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Romanian spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Mahogany, walnut or flame maple back & sides.
6-ply bound top with 4-ply bound f-holes.
4-ply bound back.
5-ply bound pickguard.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Triple-bound headstock with engraved perloid inlay.
Triple-bound ebony fingerboard with engraved perloid block inlay.
Grover Sta-Tite style tuners.
Gold plated hardware.
Sunburst (1) or natural (1N) finish.
Ten year warranty.

Also available with a Wingtone pickup (1950 Levin catalog).
Electro Wingtone pickup (shown here with a Model 2 Solist pickguard).

Introduced: ca November 1947 as a replacement for De Luxe.

Earliest known example: 193702 (1947)
194399 (1947) - (repaired pickguard)
194463 (1947) - (added pickup, later bridge)
204096 (1948) - (added pickup)
204097 (1948)
204862 (1948) - (added pickup, changed bridge wheels)
211016 (1949) - (added pickup, repaired pickguard)
211368 (1949)
2200xx (1949)
220498 (1949)
227889 (1950) - (repro pickguard)
231953 (1950) - (later bridge)

ca 1950:

Large bridge thumbwheels.

258594 (1951) - (added pickups & switch, repro pickguard)
258412 (1951) - (added pickup)
258678 (1951)
266289 (1951)
266527 (1951) - (missing pickguard)
266744 (1951)
271225 (1951)
281432 (1952)
291178 (1952) - (added pickup)
313586 (1954) - (added pickups)
318248 (1954) - (added pickup)
324060 (1955) - (refinished, repro pickguard)

ca 1957:

Adjustable truss rod.

Latest known example: 367868 (1958)