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Levin Model 2 Solist
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1948 catalog

Specifications:

Cutaway.
Body width: 445 mm.
Body length: 530 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Romanian spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Mahogany or walnut back & sides.
4-ply bound top with double-bound f-holes.
4-ply bound back.
Triple-bound pickguard.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Triple-bound headstock with perloid inlay.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with perloid slashed block inlay.
Grover Sta-Tite style tuners.
Gold plated hardware.
Sunburst (2) or natural (2N) finish.
Ten year warranty.

Also available with a Wingtone pickup (1950 Levin catalog).
Electro Wingtone pickup.

Introduced: ca November 1947 as a replacement for Solist.

Earliest known example: 193296 (1947)
200671 (1948) - (added pickup)
207265 (1948)

ca 1950:

Large bridge thumbwheels.

254805 (1951) - (refinished, repaired pickguard, later tuners)
263380 (1951)
275466 (1952)
280031 (1952) - (added pickup, changed bridge)
2803xx (1952) - (added pickup, repro pickguard)
295488 (1953) - (missing pickguard)
296728 (1953) - (repro pickguard)
314948 (1954) - (added pickup)
318252 (1954) - (added pickup & pots, changed pickguard)
332949 (1955) - (added pickup, changed bridge)
343831 (1956) - (missing pickguard)

ca 1957:

Adjustable truss rod.

Latest known example: 353994 (1957)