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Levin Model 3 Royal
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1948 catalog


Specifications:
Cutaway.
Body width: 420 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Romanian spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Mahogany or walnut back & sides.
4-ply bound top with double-bound f-holes.
4-ply bound back.
Triple-bound pickguard.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Triple-bound headstock with perloid music sharp sign inlay.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with perloid block inlay.
Grover Sta-Tite style tuners.
Gold plated hardware.
Sunburst (3) or natural (3N) finish.
Ten year warranty.
Also available with a
Wingtone pickup (1950 Levin catalog).
Electro Wingtone pickup
(shown here with a Model 2 Solist pickguard).
Also available as 8-string Mando-Cello (xxxxxx) - (ca 1947 - ca 1951) - (at least one made, probably on custom order).

Introduced: ca November 1947
as a replacement for Royal.

Earliest known example: 194304 (1947)
195824 (1948) - (repro pickguard)
214054 (1949)
301221 (1953) - (added pickup, missing pickguard)

ca 1950:
Large bridge thumbwheels.

233348 (1950) - (repro pickguard)
237042 (1950) - (repro pickguard)
246746 (1951) - (missing pickguard)
245956 (1951)
249682 (1951) - (missing pickguard)
260002 (1951) - (refinished top, added pickup)
261666 (1951)
262962 (1951) - (refinished, added pickup, changed pickguard & bridge)
278647 (1952)
289869 (1952) - (added pickup)
293514 (1953)
300191 (1953) - (added pickup, changed pickguard)
318408 (1954) - (added pickup)
349178 (1956)

ca 1957:
Adjustable truss rod.

Latest known example: 356519 (1957) - (changed tuners)