This website is an ongoing project to collect and pass on information about the construction of Selmer Maccaferri guitars.
As a big fan of Django Renhardt's music it started as an attempt to research and make a similar guitar and use it for playing rhythm with our barn dance / ceilidh band, - The Pluck & Squeeze Band, which plays music for dancing - Welsh folk dance music, jigs and reels, at ceilidh, twmpath, barn dances.
These guitars were not widely available
when the project started.
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 - email@example.com
For me, this is an absorbing personal interest, without any commercial objective, although, as the guitars accumulate I do need to keep the numbers down.
Progress so far:
A second guitar from the same science lab worktop.