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Levin Model 395 / Model 335
Photo
1934 catalog

Photo
1937 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 255 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Maple back & sides.
Single-bound top.
Single-bound back.
Unbound pickguard.
Unbound headstock.
Mahogany neck.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
Sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1933

Earliest known example: 862xx (1933)
87354 (1934)

ca 1937:

Renamed Model 335.

ca 1942:

Walnut back & sides.
Perloid fingerboard inlay.
Changed tailpiece design.

ca 1943:

Walnut fingerboard.

152148 (1944) - (missing pickguard)
153715 (1944) - (missing pickguard)
1586xx (1945) - (missing pickguard)
1xxxxx (1946)

ca 1946:

Changed rosette design.

175992 (1946)
178501 (1946)
180940 (1946) - (non- original pickguard, missing bridge & tailpiece cover)
1878xx (1947) - (repro pickguard)

ca 1947:

Replaced by Model 43 Serenad.

201565 (1948)
Latest known example: 221681 (1949) - (non-original pickguard)