Not many people are aware that the original Selmer Maccaferri guitars were classicals and only later were they adapted for steel string jazz playing. This nylon string model makes it possible to experience the sort of sound and playability that Mario Maccaferri intended. As mentioned previously, Maurice got his start as a classical builder, making him the ideal candidate to realize Maccaferri's original nylon string design.
Strong voiced and rich in tone, this hybrid guitar combines the warm, easy playing feel of a classical guitar with the bark and character of a Gypsy guitar. Numerous Gypsy jazz virtuosos such as Stochelo Rosenberg (Noches Calientes,) Sébastien Giniaux, and Biréli Lagrène (New York Tango) have used nylon string Gypsy guitars to great effect. Gypsy jazz players will be delighted to find that this instrument makes a fantastic rhythm guitar (many of the original recordings of the Hot Club of France featured a nylon strung Maccaferri guitar on rhythm). The fullness of tone also lends itself to playing solo chord melody pieces, classical, and Latin repertoire.
This instrument also sounds wonderful amplified, with
the installed LR Baggs Element pickup and convenient soundhole mounted
tone and volume thumbwheels.
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|Serial Number||Janu 2017|
|Sound Hole||D Hole|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Body Depth||3 7/8"|
|Back and Sides||Brazilian Rosewood|
|Case||Dupont (TKL) Faux Leather|
|Pickup(s)||LR Baggs Element|