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|Levin Model 85 Oktav|
8-string Octave Mandola.
Tuned one octave lower than a mandolin.
Body width: 300 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Birch back & sides.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
One year warranty.
Introduced: ca 1951 as a replacement for Model 80 Oktavo.
Renamed Model 85.
Earliest known example: 325483 (1955)
Changed tuner design with white straight-sided plastic buttons.
Latest known example: 350892 (1957)
Tuners with white oval plastic buttons.