Antoine Di Mauro

Di Mauro Parlor 1950'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.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 43.5 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 18 frets (+1 zero fret)
  • Scale: 645 mm
  • Profile: D
  • Country of manufacture: France, Paris
  • Year: 1950's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: 12-ply net rosette / 5-ply table edge net
  • Details: Bridge recut for tuning the guitar / Some signs of wear and dents, normal given its age

Its very vintage, with a superb projection, perfect for gypsy music of course, but also for blues or folk.

Delivered in a cover.

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