Maccaferri Islander – France – 1957


Acoustic Hollow Body Steel-string guitar


Plastic body and neck

Plastic fretboard with copper frets

Aluminum tuners


The Islander guitar was made by injecting plastic into a mold. The injection port was then covered with a tailpiece. The neck is attached to the body by means of a dovetail joint.

The instrument also features aluminum tuners mounted on the headstock.
These guitars are small and about the size of a parlor guitar. Despite the plastic neck and fingerboard, they are meant to be serious instruments.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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