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Levin Model 80 Oktavo
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1948 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Octave Mandola.
Tuned one octave lower than a mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 300 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Maple back & sides.
Single-bound top.
Single-bound back.
Black pickguard.
Unbound headstock.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
Sunburst finish.
One year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1947 as a replacement for Model 485.

Earliest known example: 2012xx (1948)

ca 1951:

Changed rosette.

263104 (1951)

ca 1951:

Replaced by Model 85 Oktav.

Latest known example: 286819 (1952)