Art Deco Musical Instruments?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Art Deco Society of Washington : One Thread
As experts on the art deco period I wonder if you can help me? I'm trying to determine whether the guitars originally designed by Mario Maccaferri, and introduced in 1932 by the French musical instrument manufacturer Selmer & Co of Paris, France would be described as "art deco"?
Photographs of Selmer Maccaferri D hole guitars may be viewed at the web sites referred to below:
http://www.lutherie.net/bckgrnd.html http://www.lutherie.net/primer.html http://www.rfcharle.com/HTML/LivreSelmerangl.html http://www.blackroseacoustic.org/encore/django.htm
The Selmer Maccaferri guitar was the instrument of choice of Django Reinhardt the innovative Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist of the 1930's and 40's.
Many thanks for your opinions.
-- Stuart Neal (email@example.com), May 07, 2003