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|Levin Model 485|
8-string Octave Mandola version of Model 400 / Model 340.
Tuned one octave lower than a mandolin.
Body width: 300 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Maple back & sides.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
One year warranty.
Introduced: ca 1933
Earliest known example: 92493 (1935) - (changed tailpiece ?)
Perloid fingerboard inlay.
Changed tailpiece design.
Latest known example: 189315 (1947)
Replaced by Model 80 Oktavo.