1924 Maccaferri Classical Guitar-Cutaway, Round Sound Hole
Extremely rare and important early cutaway classical, made by Mario in his first workshop in his home town of Cento, Italy. Possibly the earliest known example – he began his lutherie career in 1923 – and especially interesting in that is a cutaway, with many details that already are pointing to his eventual Selmer models, such as peghead shape, neck joint, neck shape and cutaway shape. The body is maple, top is european spruce, body depth is 3 1/4″ at its deepest, 14 4/6″ at its widest, scale is 24 3/8″, tie-on bridge with split saddle, dot inlays with a 9th fret instead of 10th fret inlay, no bindings. The neck has no heel, entering into the cutaway in such a way that allows access to the highest frets with a ledge for the thumb. The back is highly arched. The guitar was puchased in Italy in the 1950’s, and is in fully original condition, no cracks. The tone is gorgeous – rich bass and fat, warm trebles.
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