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DOUG FOSTER GUITARS - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Doug was a local Brisbane luthier who was very interested in the principles of guitar construction developed by Mario Maccaferri. He even had a top from an original Maccaferri guitar, which showed the bracing system used on them - it had been given to him by the luthier who had taught him how to build guitars. He had made a number of six string guitars in this style and he had even experimented with making Selmer Maccaferri four string models, including his version of the Eddie Freeman Special. However, Doug had never made a four string guitar with a tenor scale length of 23 inches before he built this one. This guitar is very special to me, particularly since Doug has now passed on. He was a fascinating enthusiastic, lively and energetic man with a wide range of interests, including long distance cycling, who, when I knew him, was in his late 70s/early 80s.
If you have any enquiries about the guitars below or would like to purchase any, please email Steve using the icon at the end of the description of each guitar.

Maccaferri style tenor
This was my very first tenor guitar - the general dimensions and scale length were based on the Martin 0-18T. I later had an under-saddle Fishman pick up fitted to it. Click each photo for a larger view.