"I’m about 10 tops into a stack of 40 cedar tops I got from you, and whenever I want to start a new guitar, I just walk over and pick a top off the stack, and start building.
They are all that great! I don’t have to dink around with the pattern, or select the “best" one: I just start building. I love that!  I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your high standards, and what a pleasure it is to do business with you!"


Building the Selmer-Maccaferri Guitar


This in depth 10 DVD set will show you how to build the Selmer-Maccaferri style guitar. Master Luthier Michael Collins will guide you step-by-step through his guitar making process. Michael follows the original Selmer plans and explains in detail how these sought after guitars were made in the 1930's. Each section mixes the latest techniques with old world luthier skills to provide the broadest explanation of how to build this style of guitar. From start to finish its a 14 hour masterful journey! At the completion of the course you can enjoy the finished product played by gypsy jazz guitarist David Dunlap of Canada.

See book, Building a Selmer-Maccaferri Guitar by Michael Collins.