Levin Model 40N Aristokrat Mandolin - Sweden 1949
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Levin started its journey in the musical instrument world way back in 1900, right in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was all thanks to Herman Carlsson Levin, who had a knack for crafting beautiful instruments. At the beginning, Levin was all about violins but soon after, they ventured into making mandolins and guitars as well.
The Model 40N Mandolin was first introduced in 1947 to replace its predecessor, the Model 320. We believe this is a 1949 model as this was the year the tuners went from metal to plastic buttons. The 'N' in the model number stands for 'Natural' indicating it's natural finish.
This Levin Mandolin is in very good condition with no cracks or repairs. The pickguard is supplied with the Mandolin, but will be little use as it has disintegrated in to countless pieces, but keeping it with the instrument somewhat holds its originality!
This Mandolin absolutely sings, it has a loud and rich tone that would cut through any mix of instruments. It is comfortable to play, stays in tune nicely and is one of the finer Mandolins we have had through the door here at Premier Guitars.
A lovely piece of history that would suit a player or collector alike.
Comes as is, without a case.
- 8-string Mandolin
- Arched Top & Back
- Body Width: 260mm
- Hand Carved Top & Back
- Spruce Top
- 4-ply Bound Top with Double-Bound F-Holes
- Single-Bound Back
- Triple-Bound Pickguard
- Single-Bound Headstock
- Single-Bound Ebony Fingerboard with Pearloid Block Inlay
- Mahogany Neck with Non-Adjustable T-Shaped Duraluminum Truss Rod
- Adjustable Ebony Bridge
- Nickel-plated Hardware
- Natural Finish (40N)
- No Case