Michael Dunn Mystery Pacific 1999Mario Maccaferri patented a design for a louder guitar to overcome the limitations of public performance without an amplifier in 1930. The concept was to fit the instrument with an internal soundbox and reflector. It worked. The volume does not decrease as one plays up the fretboard and the projection is remarkable.Scale length: 25 3/16″This example is Indian rosewood back & sides with a fir top.In order to accommodate a standard under-saddle pickup in a traditional seasonal Maccaferri style bridge – a removable standard saddle was fitted. As there is no room in the body cavity of the guitar for the plug-jack – an 1/8″ jack is installed into the wood of the tailpiece.