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Levin Model 80 Oktavo
1948 catalog

8-string Octave Mandola.
Tuned one octave lower than a mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 300 mm.
Scale length: 523 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: Circa 1947
as a replacement for Model 485.

Earliest known example: 2012xx (1948)

Circa 1951:
Changed rosette.

263104 (1951)

Circa 1951:
Replaced by
Model 85 Oktav.

Latest known example: 286819 (1952)