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Levin Scholander Lute 12-string
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1902 catalog

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1923 catalog

This style of lute was popularized by swedish
singer/lute player Sven Scholander (1860-1936).

Specifications:

12-string Bass Lute.
Tuned E-H-G-D-A-E-D-C-H-A-G-F.
Round back.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Maple back & sides.
Mosaic bound top.
Mosaic rosette.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard.
Rosewood bridge with ivory saddle and bridge pins.
Ivory strap button.
Engraved nickel plated tuners.
Mahogany finished back & sides.
Natural finished top.

Introduced: ca 1900

ca 1907:

Also available in five additional more ornamented versions and
three more versions with rosewood back & sides at a higher price.

ca 1911:

Also available in four additional more ornamented versions and
three more versions with rosewood back & sides at a higher price.

ca 1923:

Mosaic and white celluloid bound top.
Mosaic and white celluloid rosette.
Maple neck.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with varied mother-of-pearl inlay.
Bone bridge saddle and bridge pins.
Bone strap button.
Golden brown finish.

Also available with mother-of-pearl and celluloid rosette.

De Luxe version available:

Rosewood back & sides.
White back seams.
Mother-of-pearl and celluloid bound top.
Mother-of-pearl and celluloid rosette.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with varied mother-of-pearl inlay.
Bone bridge pins with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Silver plated tuners with mother-of-pearl buttons.

Earliest known example: 57909 (1925)
Latest known example: 58624 (1926)