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Hibbs SM-01 Selmer Style Guitar Natural, 2009 / *No Longer Available*


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Here is a little bit of Canadian Luthiery history – a T.D. Hibbs SM-01 Selmer or ‘Maccaferri’, Gypsy Jazz style steel string guitar, quite possibly one of Hibb’s last, apparently built in late 2009.

T.D. Hibbs was a woodworker, woodworking instructor and trained musician in the Cambridge, Ontario area. From 2003 to 2009, he built a range of guitars, offering a number of standard styles like Orchestra Model (OM), Dreadnought and classical, and apparently at least one Selmer style guitar. His website expired some years ago but parts are preserved on the Internet Wayback Machine and portions can be seen here.

This Hibbs SM-01 is built with an Adirondack Spruce top, Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck, Indian Rosewood for the body binding and three-section bridge, and Ebony for the fingerboard and head plate. For hardware, Schaller open gear plate tuners are at the head, and this guitar would not be complete without a reproduction of the 1930’s Selmer tailpiece. Like the originals, this model is also built with a zero fret to allow consistent action.

We’re dating this guitar to late 2009 based on its serial number, which looks very much like model initials and date. Over the years the top has had some repairs, but it is otherwise in good working order. This guitar design tends to be quite bright with meaningful volume and projection, intended to be used in an un-amplified band context.

The original flat-top hard shell case is included.


Price: $1,300.00 CAD
  • Model: SM-01 Selmer Style Guitar
  • Year: 2009
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 07/02/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.004lbs 1.82kg
  • Scale Length: 26.378in 670mm
  • Nut Width: 1.791in 45.50mm

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