This web site is an ongoing project to collect and pass on information about the construction of Selmer Maccaferri guitars.
As a big fan of Django Reinhardt's music it started as an attempt to research and make a similar instrument to his Selmer Maccaferri guitar and use it to play rhythm with our ceilidh band, The Pluck & Squeeze Band, which plays Welsh folk dance music.
The aim of this site is to share what I've been able to learn so far and to continue developing as things progress.
early decision was to choose which of the two models to build - the D-hole or
small oval sound-hole version.
The Musical Instrument Makers Forum has proved to be invaluable for construction advice.
Reproduction tailpieces made by Killy Nonis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the completed guitars so far: