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Levin Model 3 / Model 56
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Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Round back.
Spruce top with inlay.
Maple & walnut 17-part back.
Mosaic bound top.
Mosaic rosette.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound fingerboard with varied mother-of-pearl inlay.
Bone nut.
Engraved aluminium tailpiece.
Natural finish.

Introduced: ca 1900

Earliest known example: 3612 (1905)
Latest known example: 3612 (1905)

ca 1907:

Renamed Model 56.

ca 1923:

Mosaic & celluloid bound top.
Also available in a 12-string version as Model 65.