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Levin Model 450 / Model 370
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1928 catalog

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1934 catalog

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1937 catalog


Specifications:
12-string Mandolin version of
Model 400.

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

Earliest known first version example: 69483 (1929)
Latest known first version example: 69483 (1929)
Latest known example: 170666 (1946)
Latest known example: 201038 (1948)

Redesigned: ca 1933

Specifications:
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.

Earliest known second version example:
95475 (1935)

ca 1937:
Renamed Model 370.

118036 (1939)

ca 1942

Changed tailpiece design.

ca 1943:
Walnut fingerboard.

Latest known example: 1765xx (1946)