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Levin Model 41 King
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1948 catalog

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1948 catalog

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195? catalog

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1965 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Arched top & back.
Body width: 260 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Mahogany or walnut back & sides.
4-ply bound top with double-bound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Triple-bound pickguard.
Single-bound headstock.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with pearloid diamond inlay.
Adjustable ebony bridge.
Nickel plated tuners.
Sunburst (41) or natural (41N) finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1947 as a replacement for Model 325.

Earliest known example: 211450 (1949)

ca 1949:

Walnut back & sides.
Large bridge thumbwheels.
Changed tuner design with white plastic buttons.

252117 (1951)
2685xx (1951)
276728 (1952)

ca 1955:

Renamed Model 41.

ca 1957:

Changed tuner design with white straight-sided plastic buttons.

3xxxxx (1957) - (repro pickguard)
360218 (1957)
361164 (1957)

ca 1960:

Tuners with white oval plastic buttons.

ca 1961:

Flame maple back & sides.

Latest known example: 426970 (1962)