Mystery Guitar - ID help

bopsterbopster St. Louis, MOProdigy Altamira M30, Wide Sky PL-1
Here’s what I know: flat cedar top, mahogany back and sides, internal resonator. I know nothing else, as does the owner. Sounds like a very loud Maccaferri.

Any leads are appreciated.
Wim Glenn


  • Chris MartinChris Martin Shellharbour NSW Australia✭✭ Petrarca, Catelluccia, Bucolo, Martino, Hofner, Hoyer, Burns
    Posts: 410
    Interesting look, never seen anything like that before. Note 9th fret marker instead of 10th and what looks like a truss rod cover, so probably not from the Sicilian/French/Italian or mandolin school and not too old. I would guess a one-off made to order or just to the builder's own specs. I will follow the post with interest though as I am deliberately difficult and not being of the sheep mentality regarding guitars I always like to find new, or previously unknown variations.
  • bopsterbopster St. Louis, MOProdigy Altamira M30, Wide Sky PL-1
    Posts: 420
    You’re on target Chris. Jacques Mazzoleni of and Michael H. both have no idea about the maker other than it being likely North American.

    Time to send photos out to a few luthiers.
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