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Levin Model 320
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1937 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Arched top & back.
Body width: 260 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
Triple-bound top with unbound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Triple-bound pickguard.
Single-bound headstock.
Flame maple neck with violin-style volute and non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlay.
Tuners with wheel screw and oval metal buttons.
Nickel plated hardware.
Sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1937 as a replacement for Model 380.

Earliest known example: 106550 (1937)
112476 (1938)
114786 (1939)

ca 1942:

Walnut or flame maple back & sides.
Walnut neck.
Changed tailpiece design.

ca 1943:

Perloid inlay in headstock and fingerboard.

142661 (1943)
159649 (1945)
1640xx (1945)
168005 (1946)

ca 1946:

Tuners with no wheel screw.

173786 (1946) - (changed bridge)
174608 (1946)
190046 (1947)
191207 (1947)

ca 1947:

Replaced by Model 40 Aristokrat.

Latest known example: 203172 (1948)