References and Additional Reading

Information featuring Mario Maccaferri and related topics.


TitleAuthor(s)Volume / Edition / LanguagePublisherPublication DateChapter / Page NumbersISBN-10
The Story of Selmer Maccaferri GuitarsFrancois CharleFrench EditionR & F CharleJanuary 1, 19922951351615
The Story of Selmer Maccaferri GuitarsFrancois Charle translated by David KarslakeEnglish EditionR & F CharleJanuary 1, 1992
Guitar Stories Vol. 1Michael WrightEnglishVintage Guitar BooksOctober 1, 1995Page 140ISBN-10 1884883036
Guitar Stories Vol. 2Michael WrightEnglishVintage Guitar BooksJanuary 1, 20001884883087
D'Addario- The Player's Choice 1905-2005, A History of Tradition and InnovationBaker RorickEnglishD'AddarioJanuary 1, 2005
Pages 23, 24ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0035YWW3Q
Stochelo Rosenberg: Part 1Stochelo Rosenberg, Leo Eimers & Harry KlunderEnglishAlmere: Cento.2005Pages 106-11490-809714-1-3
Acoustic Guitar: The Composition, Construction and Evolution of One of World's Most Beloved Instruments (Guitar Reference)Richard Johnston, Michael Simmons, Teja Gerken, Frank Ford EnglishHal LeonardApril 1, 2005Pages 29, 115, 142, 185, 196634079204
Building a Selmer Maccaferri GuitarMichael CollinsEnglishHyperHip MediaJanuary 1, 2006978186303
From Maestro to Mastro: The Life, Music, and Instruments of Mario Maccaferri.Jeremy M. TubbsEnglishUniversity of Memphis2008978-1-109-07389-8
Mario Maccaferri un liutaio fra Cento, Parigi e New YorkINTELISANO GiovanniItalianGenericoJanuary 1, 2010
Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New YorkJayson Kerr DobneyWinter 2011, Volume LXVIII, Number 3The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkJanuary 1, 2011300169809

Flattop Guitars 2: An American Lutherie Anthology

AnthologyEnglishGuild of American LuthiersSeptember 2021A Selmer Primer -Page 21978-0-9968015-8-4

Magazines and Journals

ArticleName of the journalAuthor(s)Month / YearVolume / Issue/ Page
Maccaferri's Plastic Guitar-World's First-Debuts at WaldorfThe Music TradesUnknownMay 1953Page 17
Melt Extractor moves into new role-PREPLASTICATIONModern PlasticsAlbert SpaakOctober 1960
The Maccaferri Django's GuitarGuitar PlayerPaul ShelaskyApril 1974Page 18, 19 and 28
"there are no bad guys that play guitar" Mario MaccaferriGuitar. The magazine for all guitaristsGeorge ClintonJanuary 1976

Volume 4, No 6 / Pages 18,19, 20, 21, 22

Strictly InstrumentalJazz JournalDave GellyNovember 1978

Volume 31 No. 11 / Page 17

Maccaferri & Selmer: Technical Reference ManualPickin'George GruhnMarch 1979

Number 10 / Pages 47, 48

Louis Gallo reminisces about the Thirties and Django Reinhardt

Guitar. The magazine for all guitarists

Louis GalloFebruary 1979Page 10, 11
Mario Maccaferri is Alive and Well and Living in New York!

Vintage Guitar Bulletin

Michael DresdnerOctober 1982Pages 4-7
Mario Maccaferri: Feisty as EverAmerican LutherieMichael DresdnerJune 1985

Vol #2, Pages 32, 33, 34 and 37

Premiata LiuteriaAmerican LutherieMario Maccaferri1986

Pages 256-257

Innovation & Artistry Mario MaccaferriGuitar PlayerGeorge Gruhn and Dan ForteFebruary 1986

Pages 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 82

Innovations from MaccaferriClassical Guitar 7, no. 12Colin CooperAugust 1989Pages 45-47
90th Birthday AnnouncementClassical GuitarUnknownMay 1990
A visit with John MonteleoneguitarmakerDick Boak1990

Number 8 / Pages 5, 6, 7

Living LegendAcoustic GuitarDick BoakMarch/April 1992

Pages 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58

An Unabridged Visit with Mario MaccaferriguitarmakerDick Boak1992

Number 15 / Pages 26, 27, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47

Maccaferri RevisitedguitarmakerPaul Hostetler1992Number 17 / Page 15
In MemoriamAmerican Lutherie 35John Monteleone1993Page 63-64
Obituary Mario MaccaferriClassical GuitarMaurice J. SummerfieldJune 1993Page 25
A Tribute to Mario Maccaferri, Transcribed from his tribute at Symposium '93Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA)Michael Dresdner1993Page 38, 40
Selmer History Django's Guitars

Vintage Gallery: Collectible Guitars & Amps

François Charle

April 1994Pages 50-58
Different Strummer, The Guitars of Mario Maccaferri Part 1Vintage Guitar MagazineMichael WrightMarch 1995Pages 20-23
Different Strummer, The Guitars of Mario Maccaferri Part 2 Fantastic PlasticsVintage Guitar MagazineMichael WrightApril 1995Page 20, 23, 24
Mozzani & MaccaferriVintage Guitar ClassicsCary ClementsDecember 1995Page 32-40
The Plastic Ukulele and Guitar.Experimental Musical Instruments 12, no. 1Cary ClementsSeptember 1996Page 38-40
Reinventing MaccaferriGuitarmaker 45Michael DunnFall 2002Pages 23-24
Selmer/Maccaferri Soundboard Design.Guitarmaker 45Paul ShelaskyFall 2002Page 28


Greenwich Symphony Concertmaster to Showcase Plastic ViolinGreenwich TimesJohn S. SweeneyMarch 5, 1990
Violinist Gives Recital Using Instrument Made of PlasticSunday New TimesAllan KozinnMarch 11, 1990
Plastic Violin Makes DebutThe Saturday Windsor StarAlisa PriddleMarch 24, 1990
The Maccaferri Legacy Lives OnThe Jackson SunJacque HillmanMarch 7, 2004
The Tai Mahal of Tile, This Rye Victorian
remains a shrine to a1940s plastic genius
The Journal NewsO. BarkerFlair, Saturday, July 15, 2000, pp.1E, 4E

Museums and Exhibitions

Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New YorkThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York, NYFebruary 9–July 4, 2011
Various InstrumentsCité de la MusiqueParis, FranceOngoing/Online
Musical Instrument Museum GalleriesMusical Instrument MuseumPhoenix, ArizonaVarious
Works of: Mario MaccaferriNational Music MuseumVermillion, South DakotaOngoing/Online Only

Web Articles and Links of Interest

TitleAuthorPublisher/Web PageDateURL
MARIO MACCAFERRI: A MEMORYAlesandro MaccaferriAlesandroMaccaferri.it
Mario Maccaferri (1900 – 1993)Paul HostetterLutherie.net
Mario Maccaferri: An Interview with John MonteleoneDaniel WheeldonAmerican Musical Instrument SocietyMario Maccaferri: An Interview with John Monteleone (Part One)

Mario Maccaferri: An Interview with John Monteleone (Part Two)

Mario Maccaferri: An Interview with John Monteleone (Part Three)
Mario Maccaferri
Inducted 1996
Plastic Hall of FameInducted 1996
A brief biography of Mario MaccaferriUkester BrownUkesterbrown.com
Plastic Ukulele Images CollectionAntoine CarolusChordMaster.org
Clothespins, Castanets and Nine Million Ukuleles – Mario Maccaferri and the Plastic UkeAntoine CarolusChordMaster.org
“Mario Maccaferri’s Styron Revolution: Alternative Materials for Stringed Instruments,”Sheets, ArianNational Music Museum Newsletter, vol. 37: 2 August 2010
Plastic Fantastic: How Mario Maccaferri Revolutionized the Uke SceneSandor Nagyszalanczyukulelemagazine.comJULY 27, 2015
Gods of Uke: How Arthur Godfrey Helped Spark the 1950s Uke CrazeKaren Petersonukulelemagazine.comFEBRUARY 20, 2015