Description of this instrument for sale
Steve Toon Guitars - MACCAFERRI [Available on Order]
Maccaferri Nylon String Jazz Guitar
I build this guitar to special order, using either solid "flamed maple" or Indian Rosewood back and sides. I have also modified the bracing pattern from the original guitar and do not fit the internal resonator.
This guitar is great for Bossa Nova style jazz music, or any type of jazz where the subtlety of nylon strings is needed
- Maple or Indian Rosewood back and sides.
- Spruce front
- Cedar neck with graphite stiffening bar
- Macasser ebony fingerboard
- Handmade rosette
- Macasser ebony headplate inlaid with abalone "Toon" inlay
- Scale length 640mm
- Nut width by request 48mm, 50mm, 52mm
- Sloane Tuners
- Hiscox case
You can discover my interview in the blog of Luthiers.com here:
ABOUT THE MAKER - STEVE TOON
I acquired my first guitar at the age of ten when my father found a broken one in a skip. Together we spent many hours repairing it, and since then I became captivated by its sound and intrigued by its construction.
I have been making guitars for more than 25 years and am fascinated by the process of turning beautiful wood into a living instrument of simple beauty which can produce versatile sound – whether aggressive and strong, powerful and passionate, or light and tender.
When I start a new guitar, I have an idea in my mind as to how the guitar will look and sound. I aim to make all my guitars respond individually to the player, and I select the wood very carefully, paying great attention to the soundboard and matching it with the most suitable sides and back. I use traditional methods and work almost entirely by hand.
My passion for making individual and distinctive guitars can best be summarised by Andres Segovia, the father of modern classical guitar playing, when he said:
“The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different colour, a different voice.”