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Levin Model 495
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Specifications:

8-string Mando-Cello version of Model 182.

Non-cutaway.
Body width: 405 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Maple back & sides.
Single-bound top.
Single-bound back.
Unbound pickguard.
Maple neck.
Unbound headstock.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl diamond inlay.
Nickel plated hardware.
Sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1933

Earliest known example: 93236 (1935)
Latest known example: 93236 (1935)

Redesigned: ca 1937

Specifications:

8-string Mando-Cello version of Model 30.
Non-cutaway.
Body width: 405 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Hand carved Romanian spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
Single-bound top with unbound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Unbound pickguard.
Neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Unbound headstock.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Grover tuners.
Nickel plated hardware.
Sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.

Earliest known example: none
Latest known example: none