Crafton Model 72 from April 1950
This Crafton Model 72 from April 1950,is unique.
See the 2 videos,
Only 3 Model 72 was built between 1 September 1945 and 27 December 1963.
The first one was made and signed off by the luthier 5 March 1948 and had a Florentine round cutaway and was shipped to Chile.
The Second one was made and signed off by the luthier 31 March 1950, and has a sharp cutaway but a different head.
This guitar was designed-Built and signed of by the luthier (Max Bernhard Wilfer*), April 1950 and its the only built pure model 72 with sharp cutaway, and is very unique.
Crafton made guitars and Mandoline’s between 1943-1962
The Workshop was located in Göteborg, same city as Levin guitars.
But they had no direct relation.
** Max Bernhard Wilfer Born 1895-04-05 Germany
Dead 1989-02-03 Jörlanda sn, Göteborgs och Bohus län
Was educated in Mittenwald and graduated 1912 as a Luthier.
He served in 1st world war, and in 1919 accepted a position in Sweden for a company named Waidele, who also opened and owned Crafton Ab.