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Levin Model 315
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1957 catalog - 315N

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1965 catalog - 315N

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1965 catalog - 315N/M2

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1975 catalog - 315N

The Model 315 was available in three different versions:

Fully acoustic - 315 (sunburst) or 315N (natural)
With 1 pickup - 315/M1 or 315N/M1
With 2 pickups - 315/M2 or 315N/M2

Specifications: (all versions)

Cutaway.
Body width: 450 mm.
Body length: 530 mm.
Scale length: 630 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
6-ply bound top with 4-ply bound f-holes.
4-ply bound back.
5-ply bound pickguard.
Mahogany bolt-on neck with adjustable truss rod.
Metal truss rod cover with a star and "1900".
5-ply bound headstock with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Most with no headstock logo 1957-1959.
5-ply bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl cloud inlay.
Kolb tuners.
Gold plated hardware.
Natural or sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.

1-pickup version:

White DeArmond pickup in neck position.
2 clear speed knobs on lower treble bout.

2-pickup version:

2 white DeArmond pickups.
3 knobs (2 volume & 1 master tone) on lower treble bout.
Master volume knob on cutaway bout.
3-way pickup selector switch on upper bass bout.

Introduced: ca 1957

Earliest known example: 364063 (1957 - 315) - (missing pickguard)

ca 1958:

All versions:

No star or "1900" on truss rod cover (star and "1900" used until ca 1962).

398413 (1959 - 315) - (with added pickup)
403367 (1960 - 315)

ca 1960:

All versions:

Van Gent tuners (Kolb tuners used until ca 1963).

Pickup versions:

Black DeArmond Dynasonic pickups (white DeArmonds used until ca 1961).
Neck pickup moved closer to neck (old placement used until ca 1962).
Clear ribbed gold metal capped knobs over numbered gold metal washer (clear speed knobs used until ca 1961).

409245 (1960 - 315/M2) - (changed electronics)
409416 (1960 - 315/M1)

ca 1961:

Model 315N also available as: Goya C-90
Model 315 also available as: Goya C-80

414432 (1961 - 315N)
415936 (1961 - 315/M2)
418866 (1961 - 315)

ca 1962:

2-pickup version:

4 knobs on lower treble bout (no knob on cutaway bout).

424420 (1962 - 315/M2)
432194 (1963 - 315N/M2)

ca 1963:

Harp tailpiece.

439065 (1963 - 315) - (converted to 315/M2, changed bridge)

ca 1964:

Changed pickguard bracket design (old style still mainly used).

450257 (1965 - 315/M2)
477068 (1967 - 315N/M2) - (changed tuners)
486555 (1968 - 315) - (changed bridge)
488145 (1968 - 315)

ca 1975:

Slashed block fingerboard inlay.

545965 (1975 - 315) - (added pickup & control)

ca 1975:

Stairstep tuners.

ca 1977:

Only 315 (now renamed 315 S) available.
Levin Schaller made tuners.

ca 1978:

Frequensator tailpiece.

562969 (1978)
Latest known example: 562970 (1978)