Mario Maccaferri – revolutionary plastic ukulele pioneer

Mario Maccaferri, born in Centro, Italy in 1900, trained as a classical guitarist and a traditional instrument luthier from the age of 11, under the guidance of Luigi Mozzani.  He later moved to Paris where he invented the warp-resistant Isovibrant reed in 1935.  In 1939, Mario, his wife Maria, and their daughter visited America and […]