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.
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.
This is a rare find indeed. Take this Maccaferri home today. Made completely out of Dow Styron Plastic. Gorgeous tortoise shell swirl back and neck. 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. The item "Vtg 1950s Maccaferri G30 Decorated Archtop Plastic Guitar w Orig Box + Goodies" is in sale since Tuesday, April 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".The seller is "gtrhangar" and is located in Brookfield, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.