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Levin Model 53 Palermo
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1951 catalog

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1957 catalog


Specifications:
8-string Mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 260 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Birch back & sides.
Single-bound top.
Unbound back.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
Sunburst finish.
One year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1951

Earliest known example: 260737 (1951)
266545 (1951)
274938 (1952)

ca 1955:
Renamed Model 53.

3760xx (1958)
Latest known example: 427573 (1962)