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Levin Model 4 Orchestra
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1948 catalog

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1957 catalog

Specifications:

Non-cutaway.
Body width: 445 mm.
Body length: 530 mm.
Hand carved spruce top.
Walnut back & sides.
4-ply bound top with single-bound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Triple-bound pickguard.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Single-bound headstock with pearloid inlay.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlay.
Nickel plated hardware.
Sunburst (4) or natural (4N) finish.
Ten year warranty.

Also available with a Wingtone pickup (1950 Levin catalog).
Electro Wingtone pickup (shown here with a Model 2 Solist pickguard).

Introduced: ca 1947

Earliest known example: 195273 (1948)
204104 (1948) - (converted to cutaway, added pickups and controls, changed nut & tuners, later bridge)
229761 (1950)
242149 (1950) - (missing pickguard, De Luxe tailpiece, 4-ply back binding)

ca 1950:

Tuners with white plastic buttons.

235098 (1950)

ca 1950:

Large bridge thumbwheels.

3004xx (1953)

ca 1955:

Cutaway.

Earliest known cutaway example: 323588 (1955)
Latest known non-cutaway example: 344811 (1956) - (added pickup)
353686 (1957)

ca 1957:

Modified inlay on headstock.
Adjustable truss rod.
Tuners with metal buttons.
Changed tailpiece design.

360217 (1957)
361150 (1957)
Latest known example: 366757 (1958)