They are thought-about to have a wonderful sound and provide a very broad range of tuning potentialities together with CGDA, GDAE, DGBE, CGBD, DGBD and ADGB. In the early 1930s Selmer Guitars in Paris manufactured 4 string guitars based mostly on guitar designs by the Italian luthier Mario Maccaferri that they marketed to banjo gamers as a second six-string guitar-like instrument.
This guitar was not commercially profitable in the Thirties, probably as a result of concerted resistance by the British six-string guitar fraternity, particularly Ivor Mairants. Many have been subsequently transformed to much more priceless six-string fashions due to the Django Reinhardt connection. Originals of the Eddie Freeman Special are now very rare and are consequently highly priceless. Many have now been made and they are changing into more widely performed.
The Eddie Freeman Special had been designed by English tenor banjoist Eddie Freeman to have a better six string … Read More