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Levin Model 490
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1934 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mando-Cello version of Model 170.

Non-cutaway.
Body width: 405 mm.
Body depth: 80 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
Single-bound top with unbound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Single-bound pickguard.
Flame maple neck.
Single-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl cross inlay.
Nickel plated tuners with ivory buttons.
Sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1933

Earliest known example: none
Latest known example: none