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Levin Model 45 Safir
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1948 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 260 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Birch back & sides.
Single-bound top.
Single-bound back.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
Sunburst finish.
One year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1947

Earliest known example: 194520 (1947)
209090 (1949)
212986 (1949)

ca 1949:

Tuners with white plastic buttons.

2374xx (1950)
243630 (1951)
247279 (1951)
Latest known example: 259595 (1951)