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|Levin Model 330|
The Model 330 was available in three different versions:
Fully acoustic - 330 (sunburst) or 330N (natural)
With 1 pickup - 330/M1 or 330N/M1
With 2 pickups - 330/M2 or 330N/M2
Specifications: (all versions)
Body width: 420 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Scale length: 630 mm.
Hand carved top.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
4-ply bound top with unbound f-holes.
Mahogany bolt-on neck with adjustable truss rod.
Metal truss rod cover with a star and "1900".
Single-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Most with no headstock logo 1957-1959.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl small block inlay.
Open back tuners.
Nickel plated hardware.
Natural or sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.
White DeArmond pickup in neck position.
2 clear speed knobs on lower treble bout.
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: 353728 (1957 - 330)
372914 (1958 - 330/M1)
373638 (1958 - 330) - (converted to 330/M2, changed bridge)
374493 (1958 - 330N/M2) - (modified pickguard, changed pickguard bracket & bridge, added jack plate, 2 changed tuners)
375572 (1958 - 330)
No star or "1900" on truss rod cover (star and "1900" used until ca 1962).
329179 (1959 - 330)
xxxxxx (1959 - 330/M2) - (changed tuners and bridge)
Closed back Levin logo tuners with metal buttons (open back tuners used until ca 1960).
395268 (1959 - 330N)
398160 (1959 - 330)
400562 (1959 - 330/M2)
Black DeArmond Dynasonic pickups (white DeArmonds used until ca 1961).
Neck pickup moved closer to neck (old placement used until ca 1962).
Black ribbed chrome metal capped knobs (clear speed knobs used until ca 1961).
Open back tuners with white oval buttons.
Model 330 also available as: Goya C-60
412714 (1961 - 330/M2) - (changed tuners, bridge, knobs, pickguard & bracket)
417573 (1961 - 330)
xxxxxx (ca 1961 - 330N/M2) - (with black pickguard)
4 knobs on lower treble bout (no knob on cutaway bout).
447053 (1964 - 330/M2)
Changed pickguard bracket design (old style still mainly used).
Latest known example: 486975 (1968 - 330/M2)