Selmer Maccaferri. SN 103 Guitar Database.

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Selmer Maccaferri guitar SN 103 Guitar Database.

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Luthier Facts :
Name: Selmer
Location: France

Wait list: No longer in production
Taking Orders?: Yes, standard & customs
RIYL: Selmer have set the benchmark for the quintessential Gypsy Jazz guitar.
Note: (RIYL) Recommended If You Like

Selmer Maccaferri guitar SN 103 Guitar Database.

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  • Model: Maccaferri
  • Top:  European Spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
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Selmer Maccaferri guitar SN 103 Guitar Database.

Selmer Maccaferri  guitar SN 103 Guitar Database.


Video Feature Django Reinhardt – J’attendrai Swing 1939- Apparently 103 makes an appearance here.

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Selmer produced guitars between 1932 and 1952. Although they produced a wide variety of models, they are most reknown for the ‘Modèle Jazz’, used mostly famously by Django Reinhardt.

The prior owner George Cole has this to say:”Selmer Maccaferri #103 purchased from the Chinery Collection in the Fall of 2004 is the most perfect example of a Sel/Mac from this period. Label and resonator are fully intact with no rattle coming from the resonator box. The original case is included in sale and is in fine condition. This guitar is featured in the book, “The History of the American Guitar” by Tony Bacon on pages 88-89. and is reputed to have been owned and played by Joseph Reinhardt (Django Reinhardt’s brother).

Here is a link to the video of the Quintet du Hot Club de France “J’attendrai Swing 1939” where the #103 is supposed to have made an appearance:

“Guitar sounds amazing and has been professionally set up and restored by Christopher Berkov. It plays and sounds great. The guitar has a small hairline crack running from the center of the D hole to the tailpiece. Otherwise, the guitar is in very good condition revealing minimal wear at this stage in its Gypsy life.”

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Selmer Maccaferri guitar SN 103 Guitar Database.

Selmer Maccaferri guitar SN 103 Guitar Database.

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Pictures kind courtesy of George Cole. Website: here

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