Vintage 1950s Maccaferri G30 - Plastic Acoustic Guitar - USED!
Maccaferri G30 Plastic Guitar
Made from Dow Styron
Tortoise Shell Pattern back and neck
This vintage Maccaferri G30 is a very unique instrument! Great sounding and fun to play - these plastic 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. Favored by aficionados like Jeff Beck, Jack White and Dave Grohl. One you pick it up you will have a hard time putting it down (no it isn’t sticky – it just sounds good!)
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. When I first got this G-30 I thought maybe it was Bakelite, but it’s actually made of Dow Styron plastic (space age for the time). The back, sides and neck feature a gorgeous, swirled tortoise shell pattern. This is a rare find indeed. Don't miss out!
This is from my personal collection. Like all our used / vintage gear this has been tested for functionality and priced to move. Sold as-is. What you see is what you get. It has been checked out by a professional tech. Very good condition without any serious issues or damage. The white “dot” inlays on the fingerboard and back are actually little plastic “plugs” and at least one is missing. The neck is steel reinforced. This is over 60 years old. Remarkable condition for its age, but keep in mind it has been used.
Features of the Maccaferri G30 Acoustic Guitar
- Made completely out of Dow Styron Plastic
- Gorgeous tortoise shell swirl back and neck
- Dual F-holes
- Trapeze-style bridge
- Made in USA
- Circa 1954