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Building a Selmer Maccaferri Guitar


This book details the step-by-step construction of the laminated European style Jazz guitar, made famous by the great gypsy jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt.

Topics covered include:

Wood • Gluing the Body • Tools • Binding • Sharpening • The Fingerboard • Molds • The Neck • Lamination • Finishing • Rim Assembly • Bridge • Liners • Hardware • Bracing the Back • Set-up • The Soundboard • Pickups

From producing the “pliage”, to inlaying the rosette, preparing the laminate, carving the neck, to applying the finish, each topic is discussed in great detail.

Construction techniques for both the short-scale D-hole instrument and the long-scale Oval-hole guitar are covered.

Over 275 photographs and 75 diagrams positioned throughout the text to help even the novice builder understand and complete each process. The book is 8.5″ x 11″, perfect bound, laminated cover.

Click to view pdf excerpt: Chapter 13 The Neck

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