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Parlor "DiMauro" (1950´s) Manouche

  It is built in France. It has a solid spruce top, mahogany sides, and a laminated maple and mahogany back.  Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard.

 The frets are bronze and are like new, round, polished and without marks. 64.5 cm scale. It is strung with Manouche's 0.10/47.

 It has many scratches on the original varnish, but no cracks, nor repairs. The frets have been reconditioned and are in very good condition, polished and shiny.

You have lost about 10 cm of one of the binding layers at the bottom of the lid

 It has been overhauled and fully restored. And it is fully operational, working well and very comfortable to play.


Antoine Di Mauro was born in Catania in 1900, 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 making guitars and mandolins in Catania. Once in Paris, he continued his activity as a luthier, settling in the back of a furniture store in the 20th arrondissement. A few years later, in 1936, he opened his first workshop at Impasse Rançon. Then, after a move 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". In particular, Selmer Maccaferri jazz guitar models such as Saint Louis Blues, Boogie-Woogie and Spécial Chorus created by Antoine Di Mauro.

Parlor "DiMauro" (1950´s) Manouche

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