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|Levin Model 5 Star|
Body width: 420 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Hand carved spruce top.
Walnut or mahogany back & sides.
4-ply bound top with unbound f-holes.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Single-bound headstock with pearloid inlay.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid small block inlay.
Nickel plated hardware.
Sunburst (5) or natural (5N) 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: 190617 (1947)
228290 (1950) - (added electronics, changed pickguard & bridge)
Tuners with white plastic buttons.
Large bridge thumbwheels.
Walnut back & sides.
Earliest known cutaway example: 318540 (1954)
Latest known non-cutaway example: 348075 (1956) - (Model 4 Orchestra headstock inlay)
Adjustable truss rod.
Tuners with metal buttons.
Changed tailpiece design.
Latest known example: 357589 (1957)