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Levin Model 400 / Model 340
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1928 catalog

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1934 catalog

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1937 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 255 mm.
Body depth: 70 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Birch back & sides.
Single-bound top.
Single-bound back.
Black pickguard.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
Dark mahogany finish.
One year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1927

ca 1930:

Changed pickguard shape.

Earliest known example: 73188 (1930)
Latest known example: 75865 (1930)

Redesigned: ca 1933

Specifications:

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

89138 (1934)

ca 1937:

Renamed Model 340.

Earliest known example: 1046xx (1937)
1054xx (1937)
111667 (1938)

ca 1941:

Flame birch back & sides.

ca 1942:

Perloid fingerboard inlay.
Changed tailpiece design.

ca 1943:

Walnut fingerboard.

145218 (1944)
1675xx (1945)
1xxxxx (1946)
Latest known example: 192130 (1947)