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Levin Model 485
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1934 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Octave Mandola version of Model 400 / Model 340.
Tuned one octave lower than a mandolin.

Flat back.
Body width: 300 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.

Introduced: ca 1933

Earliest known example: 92493 (1935) - (changed tailpiece ?)

ca 1942:

Perloid fingerboard inlay.
Changed tailpiece design.

ca 1943:

Walnut fingerboard.

142882 (1943)
159290 (1945)
1622xx (1945)
Latest known example: 189315 (1947)

ca 1947:

Replaced by Model 80 Oktavo.