Antoine Di Mauro

Antoine Di Mauro Classic 1960's

The gypsy guitars of Di Mauro, and in particular those of Antoine di Mauro, no longer need to be presented as they have been so present in the history of this style of music.

Antoine Di Mauro was born in 1900 in Catania.
He is the brother of Joseph Di Mauro "senior" (1893-1966), and father of Joseph Di Mauro "junior" (1932-2001).
Before arriving in Paris in 1934, he was already manufacturing guitars and mandolins in Catania. Once he arrived in Paris, he continued his activity as a luthier by setting up his workshop at the back of a furniture store in the 20th arrondissement. A few years later, in 1936, he opened his first workshop, Impasse Rançon. Then after moving in 1942, he settled at 47 Rue de la Réunion in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, in his famous workshop bearing the sign: "LUTHERIE MODERNE".

Particularly the Selmer Maccaferri type jazz guitar models like the Saint Louis Blues, the Boogie-Woogie and Special Chorus that Antoine Di Mauro created.

Many famous artists of the time played on a Di Mauro guitar: Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Henri Salvador, Sacha Distel, Jacques Higelin, Pat Metheny and of course Django Reinhardt.

Here, it is a classical guitar model manufactured by Antoine Di Mauro during the 1960s which is offered for sale.

In an excellent state of conservation, what's more, tuned with a low action, with a very interesting sound, this guitar has everything it takes to sound for decades to come.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 49 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 18 frets
  • Scale: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Profile: D
  • Country of manufacture: France, Paris
  • Year: 1960's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Nets at the edge of the table and on the rosette
  • Details: Normal signs of wear given its age / Excellent condition however / Delivered in its original cover in poor condition

Like all our instruments, this guitar has been tuned with great care. 

It therefore has very good playing comfort, with a low and flexible action.

With a dynamic, rich, balanced sound, good projection and good sustain, this guitar will delight guitarists, both for playing and for collecting.

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