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Levin Model 335
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1957 catalog - 335

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1957 catalog - 335/M1

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1965 catalog - 335

The Model 335 was available in three different versions:

Fully acoustic - 335
With 1 pickup - 335/M1
With 2 pickups - 335/M2

Marketed by Rose-Morris in U.K. as:

Fully acoustic - Model 1797
With 1 pickup - Model 1897
With 2 pickups - Model 1898

Specifications: (all versions)

Cutaway.
Body width: 420 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Scale length: 630 mm.
Hand carved top.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Maple back & sides.
Single-bound top with unbound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Single-bound pickguard.
Mahogany bolt-on neck with adjustable truss rod.
Metal truss rod cover with a star and "1900".
Unbound headstock with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Most with no headstock logo 1957-1959.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Open back tuners.
Nickel plated hardware.
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: 365661 (1957 - 335/M2)
3686xx (1958 - 335)
370974 (1958 - 335)

ca 1958:

All versions:

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

389868 (1959 - 335/M2) - (changed tailpiece & knobs)
392059 (1959 - 335) - (changed pickguard & bracket)
404258 (1960 - 335/M2) - (changed knobs)

ca 1960:

Pickup versions:

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).

405909 (1960 - 335)
413950 (1961 - 335) - (repro pickguard with added pickup)
422522 (1962 - 335/M2)

ca 1962:

2-pickup version:

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

ca 1963:

Changed tailpiece design.

ca 1963:

Harp tailpiece (old style used until ca 1966).

ca 1964:

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

457049 (1965 - 335/M1) - (missing pickguard, changed knobs)
457060 (1965 - 335)
457099 (1965 - 335/M1)
462819 or 482819 (1966-1967 - 335)
493605 (1969 - 335/M1)
Latest known example: xxxxxx (1973 - 335)