Interesting 1932 Selmer ‘Maccaferri’ Orchestra tenor guitar and tenor banjo, made in France, circa 1932

The guitar – with internal resonator labelled Orchestra Model with serial number 157, Maccaferri Patent number 10431 to the head; Back and sides: Indian rosewood, various surface scrapes but generally good for the age; Table: varnished spruce, some hairlines showing but generally good for age; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good; Hardware: good; Case: original hard case; Overall condition: very good for age

The banjo – birds eye maple ring with rosewood veneer, seventeen fret ebony fingerboard, typical Selmer tenor guitar type head, 12″ diameter skin and 21″ scale, original hard case

*Recently sourced from the original owner’s family. The father is believed to have had the banjo specially made by Selmer as a pairing for the tenor guitar. The guitar itself is a rarity with the internal hole resonator and to have survived in this condition as an original unconverted tenor instrument. The banjo is extremely rare with very little information available to suggest that Selmer even made banjos in this period

Estimate £10,000 – 15,000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Not sold 13th March 2019