1930’s Maccaferri-7-String-Organ Pipe-Guitar-Prototype

Produced: Early 1930’s prior to joining Selmer

Serial Number: N/A


This instrument is a bit of a mystery.  The only clue is an image of Maccaferri playing a similar instrument in the early 1930’s in Paris.  In the article:

there are no bad guys that play guitar; Mario Maccaferri-Guitar. The magazine for all guitarists George Clinton, January 1976

Maccaferri describes a loudspeaker membrane connected to a 12 organ-type pipes.  The loud speaker drum and general shape looks like a match.  However, the open cutout near the fret board and hight of the fret board are clearly different.