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Levin Royal
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1940 catalog

Specifications:

Non-cutaway.
Body width: 420 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Romanian spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
4-ply bound top with single-bound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Triple-bound pickguard.
Flame maple neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Triple-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl music sharp sign inlay.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlay.
Grover Sta-Tite tuners.
Gold plated hardware.
Sunburst finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1940

Earliest known example: 122297 (1940) - (refinished natural, changed tuners, repro pickguard)
127283 (1941) - (added pickup & controls)
132068 (1942) - (changed tuners, missing pickguard, added strap button)
132598 (1942) - (added strap button)
Latest known maple neck example: 134277 (1942)

ca 1942:

Mahogany or flame maple back & sides.
Mahogany neck.
Rosewood fingerboard.
Grover Sta-Tite style tuners.

ca 1943:

Perloid inlay in headstock and fingerboard.

Earliest known mahogany neck example: 137260 (1943)
153643 (1944)
155156 (1945) - (restored by Kuno Holmberg)
167879 (1946) - (repro pickguard)
168396 (1946) - (missing pickguard)
171196 (1946) - (added pickup, repro pickguard)
Latest known example: 189731 (1947)

ca November 1947:

Replaced by Model 3 Royal.