18 ½" wide. One cannot help but be astounded by this gargantuan Swedish arch top, first introduced in 1937, measuring over 18 1/2? across the lower bout. But size is not the only facet of the Levin Deluxe that?s impressive. The appointments are top of the line as well ? the hand-carved Romanian spruce top is quintuple-bound with triple-bound f-holes and finished in an aged honey burst. The back is likewise hand carved European flame maple and is triple-bound. The neck and fret board are another treasure trove of over-the-top decorative features. The unique peg head is triple-bound with the Levin logo in lush pearloid along with a modernistic engraved ?leaf? design. The fret markers are also pearloid, engraved with replicas of the peg head leaf motifs as well. All the metal parts are gold-plated including the Grover "Sta-Tite" tuners and tailpiece, engraved ?Deluxe". The pick guard is no longer with the instrument, but all else is original and in exceptionally clean condition. Still, the most outstanding feature of this guitar is its incredible tone and the sound is just huge! This is a superb example of arguably the most deluxe arch top made in Europe!
Identical (I'm pretty sure) to the guitar being played in the photo of Django during his US tour. The guitar was owned by Fred Guy (Ellington Band).