This 1950's Maccaferri G30 "Decorated" is one of the most unique vintage guitars on the planet! Favored by aficionados like Jack White and Dave Grohl, these plastic novelty guitars have a soul and tone all to themselves. Designed by Mario Maccaferri, and made by the French American Reeds Manufacturing Company of Mount Vernon, New York in the 1950's.
Maccaferri (1900-1993) was born in Cento, Italy and at the age of eleven became an apprentice to guitarist and luthier Luigi Mozzani. After an early career as a guitarist and instrument maker in Europe, Maccaferri immigrated to the United States in 1939. Mario Maccaferri developed a variety of plastic instruments including plastic woodwind reeds and a plastic ukulele. This six course (6x1) guitar, model G-30, was made of Dow Styron plastic.
This guitar is a rare collectible "decorated" edition, with a gorgeous swirled tortoise shell back, sides, and neck, and an intricate decorative headstock. It comes complete with the original shipping box, hang tag, and braided rope strap! This is a rare find indeed. Don't miss out! Take this Maccaferri home today.
Made completely out of Dow Styron Plastic
Gorgeous tortoise shell swirl back and neck
Intricately decorated headstock
Trapeze style bridge
Original hang tag
Original braided "strap"
Made in USA
Excellent Vintage Condition; includes the original shipping box, hang tag, and strap. Some minor cosmetic blemishes here and there, but no bad damage. Missing one screw "plug" on back of headstock, shown in pics. This is a vintage, pre-owned item and there are some minor signs of wear. Please view the pictures carefully and consider them part of the description.