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Levin Model 2 / Model 55
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Specifications:

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

Introduced: ca 1900

Earliest known example: 1131 (1903)

ca 1907:

Maple & walnut back.
Renamed Model 55.

40807 (1918)

ca 1921:

13-part back.
Mosaic and celluloid bound top.

Latest known example: 48814 (1921)