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Levin Model 455
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1934 catalog

Specifications:

12-string Mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 255 mm.
Body depth: 70 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Birch back & sides.
Celluloid and mosaic bound top.
Unbound back.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound walnut fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Silver plated frets.
Bone nut.
Brass tuners with white plastic buttons.
Mahogany finished back & sides.
Natural finished top.
One year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1927

Earliest known example: 70510 (1929)
76018 (1931)
8xxxx (1933)
Latest known example: 8xxxx (1933)

ca 1934:

Changed headstock shape.
Flame birch back & sides.
Celluloid and wood purfling around top.
Nickel plated tuners.

Earliest known example: 102210 (1936)
Latest known example: 102210 (1936)