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Levin Model 52 Capri
Photo
1951 catalog

Photo
1951 catalog

Specifications:

8-string Mandolin.
Flat back.
Body width: 260 mm.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame birch back & sides.
Single-bound top.
Single-bound back.
Unbound headstock.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlay.
Nickel plated tuners.
Sunburst finish.
One year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1951 as a replacement for Model 45 Safir.

Earliest known example: 269957 (1951)
2732xx (1952)
3152xx (1954)

ca 1955:

Renamed Model 52.

ca 1957:

Changed tuner design with white straight-sided plastic buttons.

405361 (1960)

ca 1960:

Tuners with white oval plastic buttons.

Latest known example: 425850 (1962)