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The MAC10 is an Acoustic guitar model manufactured for Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. It was introduced in 1979 & was produced in Japan.

History

In early 1974, British guitarist Maurice Summerfield contracted Hoshino Gakki of Japan to build copies of the legendary Selmer Maccaferri guitar. These guitars were built by the Kiso Suzuki factory and sold under the brand name CSL. Around 1,300 of these guitars were made.

Later, Mario Maccaferri himself took interest in the project which resulted in the MAC10 model produced by Ibanez from 1979 to 1984. The MAC10 featured numerous design improvements and sold for almost twice the price of the CSL model.

Only 440 units were produced.

In the later years of production Maccaferri became critical of the instruments quality and refused to sign the label.

The MAC10 is the only reissue ever approved by the Maccaferri and signed by him.

Features

The MAC-10 is faithful to Mario's original "Grand Bouche" model with it's signature D-shaped soundhole. This design is renowned for it's increased bass response, and is a versatile instrument for either rhythm or lead work. This example is made with the traditional 650 mm scale, and sports a very generous 1 15/16" nut for easy fingering. In addition, the soundboard is canted between the bridge and tailpiece in the traditional 'pliage' style of the authentic vintage Selmer guitars. With back and sides of handsome arched Indian Rosewood, laminated for strength and stiffness in the traditional Selmer style, the body makes a brilliant platform for the solid bookmatched Sitka spruce top.

- Some of the unique features of the MAC10 includes:

  • A 5 brace top (an extra brace was added between the soundhole and heel)
  • A 4 brace back (the original Maccaferris only had three braces on the back)
  • A center spline on the back
  • A truss rod accessed from the headstock
  • Large 16" body (originals were 15 3/4")

The MAC10 was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for MAC10
Name: MAC10
Years: 1979–1984
Made in: Japan
Finishes: Natural
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Grand Bouche
Dimensions:
  Length: 16"
Top:

  Bracing: 5 brace
  Finish: Sikta spruce
  Binding: Rosewood

Back/sides:

  Material: Indian Rosewood
  Bracing: 4 brace

Soundhole shape:
Selmer D hole
Soundhole rosette:
Wooden multicolor
Neck
Neck material:
Honduras Mahogany
Scale length:
640mm
Fingerboard:
Ebonyw/ Rosewood binding
Inlays:
Small Pearl dot
Frets:
12
Nut:
Plastic 48mm (2")
Machine heads:
Gotoh 3 on a plate (Lyra Style)
Components
Bridge:
Ebony (11mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Maccaferri "M"
Hardware color:
Gold
Strings (factory):
Argentine 1510MF
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
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Images

1981 Ibanez Maccaferri MAC10.jpg
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Additional details
1981 Ibanez Maccaferri MAC10 back.jpg
Rear of body
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Headstock
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Gotoh tuners
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Front of body
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Serial number & Signature

Videos

"Cim Frode" plays "Breath" on a 1981 Ibanez MAC10
Ibanez MAC10 ( Review by "Essex Recording Studios" )
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