I came across this photo of Maccaferri in Summerfield's "The Classical Guitar" (2nd ed.). Supposedly it's from 1926, a period that that great article Michael posted <http://www.djangobooks.com/archives/2005/12/29/mario_maccaferri_plays_classical_guitar.html#000467>
; said that Mario was in London, becoming friends with Segovia, and working on guitar prototypes. If the date is correct, it's interesting to note how early the basic D-Hole design elements were in place, the cutaway and soundhole.
Any nylon-string affcianados out there ever played a Maccaferri-style nylon string guitar, either by Selmer or a modern luthier? Are there any disadvantages, tonally or otherwise, between a Mac classical and the standard Torres / Ramirez-type instruments?
Also attached, another photo of a wacky classical guitar being played buy English (by way of Russia) guitarist Boris Perott, a guitar that seems to be related to the strange double cuttaway that Django is seen playing in an early photo.
Finally, a photo familiar to most of you, either from the cover of Michael's "Unaccompanied Django" or from elsewhere, of Django playing a Maccaferri classical. I didn't realize that he was playing a classical in this photo until my copy of Michael's book arrived. There aren't any recordings of Django playing on a classical known to exist, are there?