The Selmer Maccaferri Hawaiian Model

The Hawaiian models of the Selmer Maccaferri guitar are hard to find and many have over the years been converted to regular guitars .  Michael Simmons (Editor at Large for Fretboard Journal magazine) is the lucky owner of this gorgeous example ....just like the one used by Gino Bordin . These very fine pictures were taken by Ian Nansen . Thanks to Michael for sharing them with us.

We thought too that we would give a plug for Francois Charle's fabulous book on Selmer Maccaferri guitars ...which is now back in print . The Selmer guitar is famous today because of the Django connection of course...but the little known Hawaiian model is a thing of real beauty as you can see from these photos:

For more information about Selmer Maccaferri check out Francois' website :

or better still visit his beautiful shop in Paris at Galerie Véro-Dodat, 75001 Paris

and take out a subscription to Fretboard Journal at