Maccaferri G40 Guitar

Maccaferri G40 Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was designed by Mario Maccaferri and made by the French American Reeds Manufacturing Company of Mount Vernon, New York in 1954. 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-40, was made of Dow Styron plastic. As indicated in the original brochure accompanying this guitar, it sold for $39.95.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1954
maker
Maccaferri, Mario
place made
United States: New York, Mount Vernon
Measurements
overall: 38 in x 13 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 96.52 cm x 33.655 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
1994.0136.01
accession number
1994.0136
catalog number
1994.0136.01
Credit Line
Gift of Maria Maccaferri
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Data Source
National Museum of American History