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|Levin Model 2 Solist|
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.
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)
Large bridge thumbwheels.
254805 (1951) - (refinished, repaired pickguard, later tuners)
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)
Adjustable truss rod.
Latest known example: 353994 (1957)