not gypsy jazz gear per se, but i didn´t found a more suitable category to post in. the question is already in the title and should be (i suppose) pretty straightforward to answer: what´s the bracing system used in the original nylon string (or was it gut still?) cutaway selmer maccaferris?
i´m curious, because in the modéle jazz guitars that were later adapted by gypsy music, the bridge is located upon - if i got this correct - the two vertical wood pieces (are they called braces too, BTW?) that link the two wider and centre transversal braces, which i suppose should subtract to the decay of the instrument. in addition, classical spanish designs don´t exhibit transversal bracing in the soundboard beneath the soundhole - so my bet is that the classical maccaferri guitar should have a bracing system more akin to the traditional Torres fan bracing system.
any answers are deeply appreciated.