An extremely rare and unique original 1932 Selmer Maccaferri with the extremely rare resonator and original guitar case in astounding condition! This guitar is one of the first hundred, and one of the first ten guitars with a registered serial number made by Selmer and overseen by Mario Maccaferri. The excellent condition combined with the original case and resonator makes this a dream piece.

The first year of production (1932) all Selmer guitars were exported to London for sale. This guitar has probably always remained in the UK. It has been owned by a family in Wales for 50 years after which the guitar came into the possession of Mr Tony Walker (founder of JWC Guitars) from where it is now offered from his personal guitar collection.

All parts are original. See also the special tailpiece which is also named in the famous Selmer book “the story of Selmer Maccaferri guitars” by Francois Charles. The headstock bears the patent number 10.431 which was only used on guitars built in the first year of production. Mario Maccaferri's name is visible on both the headstock and the label. The guitar has never been worked on but was well looked afer all these years and is in great shape!

That this is a guitar with a resonator is extremely rare. The resonator was an idea of ​​Maccaferri but proved unpopular with guitarists and was often removed from the guitar. After Maccaferri left Selmer after two years, no guitars with resonators were made at all.

The condition of the guitar is excellent. The sound is amazing, consistent, lots of volume and beautifully balanced, just what a true Selmer guitar should sound like.

Cash price € 45.000, feel free to contact for all your questions!

Brand Selmer

Year   1932

Serial Number         93

Sound Hole   D Hole

Fret Neck      12 Fret

Condition      Excellent

Size    15 3/4"

Scale Length 640mm

Nut Width     1 7/8"

Body Depth   3 7/8"

Top    Spruce

Back and Sides       Indian Rosewood

Neck  Walnut

Fingerboard  Ebony

Binding         Ebony

Finish Nitrocellulose

Tailpiece       HSC

Tuners          HSC

Action 2.8mm

Strings          Argentine

Case  original Selmer case

Pickup(s)      None

Truss Rod     None

Weight          4.1 lbs

Listed6 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Selmer Macafferi D Hole Orchestre #093 - original
  • 1932
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  • France

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