DiMauro Gitarren

DiMauro Gitarren

  • DiMauro Gitarren

    jazzsc10joseph-di-mauro-heart-hole-frontDiMauro-Gitarren gehören, neben den bekannteren Marken wie Selmer, Busatooder Favino-Gitarren (aus gutem Grund!) zu den berühmtesten Gypsyjazz-Gitarren weltweit.

    Weltberühmte Musiker wie u.a. Jacquel Brel, Sacha Distel, Henri Salvador, Georges Brassens, Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, Moreno Winterstein, Samy Daussat, Ray Ventura, Francis-Alfred Moerman, Tschavolo Schmitt, Boulou Ferré, Pat Matheny, Mondine und Ninine Garcia und viele viele mehr spielten und spielen bis heute diese Gitarren.

    Antoine DI MAURO (1900-1976), der Bruder von Joseph Di Mauro (1894-1966) dem Älteren, baute schon in Catania/Italien Mandolinen und Saiteninstrumente und kam 1934 nach Paris.
    Er beginnt im Hinterhaus eines Möbelgeschäftes in der Rue de Fontarabie in Paris. Hier baut er für 2 Jahre Mandolinen und Gitarren. 1936 eröffnet Antoine seine erste eigene Werkstatt in der Rue de Rançon in Paris.
    Seit 1993 werden Di Mauro Gitarren nicht mehr hergestellt. Bis heute sind sie eine Freude für Musiker und Sammler gleichermassen.  Das Haus Di Mauro ist auch bekannt durch seine eigenwilligen Kreationen wie z.B. das Modell "Special Chorus" mit den grossen F-Löchern im Korpus (Foto links oben), entworfen ca. 1940 oder das Modell "Hearthole" (Foto rechts oben) mit einem Herzförmigen Schalloch.

    Gegründet wurde die Firma von Joseph Di Mauro, dem Älteren (1894-1966) und seinem Bruder von Antoine Di Mauro (1900-1976). Beide immigirierten von Sizilien nach Paris wo sie in den Jahren 1925 bis 1966 lebten und arbeiteten.

    Später übernahm der Sohn von Antoine, Joseph Di Mauro (der jüngere) das Geschäft seines Vaters und führte es bis zu seiner Pension im Jahre 1993 weiter.

    Hier kann man mehr über die Historie der Di-Mauro-Gitarren und die Merkmale originaler Di Mauro-Gitarren nachlesen.






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    jazzsc10joseph-di-mauro-heart-hole-frontThe Di Mauro-Guitars, besides the more known brands of Selmer, Busato or Favino-guitars, belong (for good reason!) to the worldwide most famous Gypsyjazz-Guitars ever.

    Worldfamous musicians like for example Jacquel Brel, Sacha Distel, Henri Salvador, Georges Brassens, Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, Moreno Winterstein, Samy Daussat, Ray Ventura, Francis-Alfred Moerman, Tschavolo Schmitt, Boulou Ferré, Pat Matheny, Mondine and Ninine Garcia as many, many other musicians more played and still play these guitars until this day.

    Here you can read more about the History of Di-Mauro-Guitars and the exact Features of original DiMauro-Guitars. In these article-series about DiMauro we briefly describe the most important features of DiMauros as of their history.

    Antoine DI MAURO (1900-1976), the brother of Joseph Di Mauro (1894-1966) the elder, also makes mandolins in Catania/Italy, arrived in Paris in 1934. He sets his works in the background of a furniture store in the Rue de Fontarabie in Paris. There he made mandolins and guitars during 2 years. In 1936 Antoine opens up its first workshop in Rançon-Street in Paris.
    Since 1993, Di Mauro guitars are no longer manufactured. Today they are still the delight of musicians and collectors.They are appreciated by Gypsy jazz guitarists with its models of Selmer-Maccaferri type, played by Django Reinhardt, whose house Di Mauro was one of the first to propose versions. The house Di Mauro is also known for his own original creations, like the famous jazz guitar "Special Chorus" whith the openning in "S" (image left above), created in the 40s or the model "Hearthole" with a soundhole in form of a heart.

    The company of DiMauro-guitars was founded by Joseph Di Mauro, the elder (1894-1966) and his brother Antoine Di Mauro (1900-1976). Both of them were immigrated from Sicilia/Italy to Paris in the early 1920ies where they both lived and worked from around 1925 until 1966.

    Later on the youngest son of Antoine, Joseph Di Mauro (the younger) took over the business of his father, leading it until his own death in the year 1993, also working and living in Paris.

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  • Features DiMauro-Guitars (1/2)

    hist2The guitars of the brothers  DiMauro which mainly were built between 1930 and 1976 always have had the highest prestige amongst Gypsyjazz-players worldwide. It is known that even Django Reinhardt played DiMauro-guitars (see image below).

    dimauroworksEven if not as famous as the instruments of the other famous makers (Selmer, Busato, Favino) the brothers DiMauro always gave their instruments a very unique and special personal character.

    In this article about Feautures of original DiMauros we briefly describe the most common details of DiMauro-Guitars, with description and images.
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    Special inlays, a special kind of pickguard or the form of the soundhole - Di-Mauro-Guitars have always been something special in the kind of their making.

    The guitar-models built by the two brothers DiMauro over the years had serveral names or models:

    "Boogie Woogie", "Heart", "Saint Louis Blues", "Modele Jazz", "Chorus" or "Special Chorus" and "Special Chorus DeLuxe". Later on they created two elektric Jazz-Guitar-Models named "E 1" and "E 2" with one or two pickups installed.

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    Modele "Swing"
    "Boogie Woogie"

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    Modele "Heart"

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    Modele
    "Saint Louis Blues"


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    Modele "Jazz"

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    Modele "Special
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    Modele "Jazz E 1"



    One very unique and outstanding Guitar-series of Di Mauro´s always has been the models called
    "Chorus", "Special Chorus" or "Special Chorus DeLuxe" which existed in different makings.


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    (here you may take a look at the whole catalogue)

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    In Part 2/2 of this article about Feautures of original DiMauros we briefly describe the exact details of DiMauro-Guitars, with descriptions and images.

    Modele Special Chorus


    DiMauro_1950_InlaysThe following special characteristics are only to find with DiMauro-Guitars of the "Chorus" and Special Chorus"-Series:

    DiMauro_1950_f_holesBig F-holes, more known from el. Jazzguitars today, in the middle area of the top (Image 4 left). Even small details like the end of the fretboard show great a personal note and this has always been "different" with DiMauros compared to other guitarmakers.


    The fretboard shows diamond-shaped inlays (image 5 right) typically for DiMauro "Chorus" and "Special-Chorus"-models, which were in the beginning made from real mother-of-pearl, later on also from hardplastic (supposedly because of the lack of material in the postwar-times). Some cheaper models of the"Chorus" also had normal position dots from mother-of-pearl.

    The Tailpiece


    The brothers DiMauro used different types of special fancy shaped tailpieces which only were to find on original DiMauro-Guitars (Images 5, 6 and 7 below). So the tailpieces are one important feature to distinguish an original DiMauro from other Gypsyjazz-guitars from the same era.


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    The Tuners (machine heads)


    On their first guitars around the years 1930 until approximately 1940 the brothers DiMauro often used simple latch-tuners, pretty often also with small mandolin-knobs from bone or hardplastic (Image 7 left below).


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    simple Tuners, 1938

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    SB-tuners, 1949



    On many of their later Guitarmodels starting from about 1940, especially on the more expensive "Special Chorus" and "Special Chorus Deluxe" (which also were the two high-class models of DIMauro) the famous SB-tuners (Image 8 above right) were installed which were also used on Selmer-, Busato and Favino-Guitars ever since.

    The Logo or brandmark


    DiMauro_ModJazzEl_1950_06 DiMauro_1940_LabelOne of the most typical signs and features of original DiMauro-guitars are the Logo or brandmarks the guitars were signed with. On some older models they installed a little plastic-plate with an engraved brass-logo "DIMauro", attached to the top left beside the fretboard-joint (Image 9 right).

    More often the DiMauros were signed with a real "brandmark" which with hot iron had been stamped into the backside of the headstock, stating the Logo and writing "A. Di Mauro" (Image 10 left).
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    Sometimes the Label was also been staped on the backside of the headplate like a kind of normal stamp (Image 11 right below).

    This kind of brandmark was a very unique way of signing their guitars which was solely to find with DiMauros. Unlike on Selmer or Favino-guitars on DIMauro-guitars no Serialnumbers are existent at all.

    DiMauro_1985_Jazz2_03Some guitar-models made around 1950 were also equipped with paper-labels underneath the soundhole glued to the backside of the bottom. The labels were stating for example "Mod. Jazz 2" and the signet "Joseph Di Mauro, Luthier a Paris" (Image 12 left). Some of the older DiMauros also had these kind of paper-labels, but may have "lost" them over the years (or it has been removed for whatever reason).

    Other special features


    DiMauro_1950_ArmauflageSome of the DiMauro-models "Special Chorus DeLuxe" had special "arm-guard" made from white plastic to save the sides where the arm of the player always used to leave scratches on the laquer (Image 13 right). These were taken off later on at some models by the players

    DiMauro_1950_BridgeMany of the later models from around 1950 had installed very modern hight-adjustable bridges (Image 13 left), unlike on many modern Jazzguitars nowdays is standard.

    Joseph DiMauro worked until the sudden end of his carreer in 1993, building instruments. He died in the year 2001 in Paris.

    DiMauro-Guitars, same as Selmer-, Busato and Favino-Guitars, meanwhile have become collectors-items, even if not as famous they usually are not sold at same high prices as equivalents of Selmer-, Busato- or Favino-Guitars of the same years... even if their quality of crafting and true tone doesn´t stand back behind their competitors.

    So a well aged DiMauro in great condition may be a payable and worthwhile alternative to all the other higher priced Gypsyjazz-Guitars...


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    Geschichte der Gypsyjazz-Gitarren

    JazzManouche.de bietet in seiner Rubrik "JazzManouche-Guitars" viele detaillierte Informationen und geschichtlichen Background über die berühmten Selmer-, Busato-, Favino- oder DiMauro-Gitarren u.a. mit einer Guitar-Gallery mit mehr als 1.200 Bildern dieser Gitarren...

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    History of Gypsyjazz-Guitars

    In our section "JazzManouche-Guitars" we offer many detailed informations and historical background about the famous Selmer-, Busato-, Favino- or DiMauro-Guitars with detailed descriptions for every guitarmodel plus our Guitar-Gallery containing more than 1.800 images of these great Guitars...

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  • History - DiMauro

    dimauro 1940 spchJosephDiMauroelderDi Mauro-Guitars as already mentioned earlier, besides the more famous brands of Selmer, Busato or Favino-guitars belong to the worldwide most famous Gypsyjazz-Guitars - for good reason.

    Joseph Di Mauro (1894-1966), the brother of Antoine Di Mauro (image right), was born in Catania (Sicilia) in 1884.

    He learned the craftsmanship of building guitars and made guitars as well as mandolins. In 1925 he immigrated from Siciilia to Paris (as many other luthiers did in that time, for example Jacques Favino, Barnabe Busato, Castellucia, and many more). Joseph DiMauro at first worked for another italian guitarmaker named GALLESI, inside his workshop in the Rue de Guénot (whose workshop has been founded in 1898 already).

    Antoine Di Mauro (1900-1976), the brother of Joseph DiMauro (the elder, 1894-1966), already built instruments in Catania (Sicilia) like Mandolins, Guitars and and other stringed instruments. He came to Paris a little later on, around 1934.
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    Antoine founded his own shop and workshop in the backyard of a furniture store at the Rue de Fontarabie. In this place he stayed for two years building guitars and mandolins. In 1936 he moves into the Rue Rançon in Paris.

    DiMauro_Workshop_021Slowly his family also came to Paris bit by bit and finally himself and his wife as his three sons Francois (the eldest), Nicolas and Joseph (the younger) are all living together in Paris.

    Francois is starting to work in his father´s workshop as well after finishing school.

    In 1942 the workshop moves into the Rue Réunion 50 and is modernized and enlarged, as well as the name of the store has been changed into "Lutherie Moderne".

    Just a couple of years later, around 1950, again the shop is enlarged and DiMauro_Workshop_011 Joseph DiMauro additionally takes over some more rooms at housenumber 47. The workshop in number Nr. 50 is just beeing used as a storage room for wood.

    JosephDiMauroyoungerJoseph Di Mauro (the younger, 1932-2001) is the youngest son of Antoine Di Mauro. He starts to work from 1947 at the age of 15 in the family-company together with his father and the two brothers.

    After the death of his father in 1976 he takes over the workshop completely alone. His brothers decided to go on own paths meanwhile. As his son Nicolas (1928-1999) the two brothers are working in the field of Catering, his second brother (born 1925), workes with his own company Importing/Exporting instruments and  Accsessoires in Montreuil since 1972. He is as well retired meanwhile.

    Joseph DiMauro later on works under the name "DiMauro - Luthier" on his own and keeps building  instruments for another 18 years, mainly guitars and mandolins.

    In June 1993 he stoppes his work earlier than expected. There are plans for the house which his workshops is residing in to beeing trashed. But at the age of 67 Joseph Di Mauro doesnt want to start all over again and closes his workshop and company. So he retires and after only 2 years dies early at the age of 69 in Paris (Source: www.di-mauro.fr)

    Here are some pictures of the workshop in the Rue Réunion 50 in Paris.

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    DiMauro´s Workshop about 1942

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    DiMauro´s Workshop about 1942

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    DiMauro´s Workshop about 1942


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    DiMauro´s Workshop about 1942

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    DiMauro´s Workshop about 1942

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    DiMauro´s Workshop about 1942



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  • JM-Guitarmakers

    Due to the worldwide growing Django-Scene and thus the resulting demand for these guitars today more and more luthiers started to build copies of the worldfamous Selmer-Guitars avaliable for almost every purse.

    The most famous names of guitarmakers and as the "european masters" of their profession are to mention Leo Eimers (NL), Maurice Dupont (F) , Jean-Pierre Favino (F) or Matthias Voigt (D). These luthiers are to mention as the "Kings class" of building gypsyjazz-guitars.


    A few examples of my own GJ-guitars made by:
    Leo Eimers (1), Maurice Dupont (2), Matthias Voigt (3) and Polak-Gypsyguitars (4)

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    Of course there are many other guitarmakers who built very good handcrafted guitars in high-quality for reasonable prices.

    The prices for Gypsyjazz-guitars vary strongly. You may as well buy a cheaper Beginner-model starting from about 399.- € (e.g. Aria, Johnson, SAGA, Altamira). A real good handcrafted Selmer-copy will be at least around 700-800.- EUR (Dell Arte, Altamira), then raising up from 1200-1300.- EUR (Geronimo Mateos and others) - from there on up to open-end, depending on customers wishes and features (wood, parts, features, pickups etc.). Fast you will be talking about 3000-4000.- EUR for a handmade guitar like that.

    As a recommendation in the lower to middle priced-segment to mention is the spansih guitarmaker Geronimo Mateos or the new israelian company Polak-Gypsyjazzguitars who is building finest handcrafted instruments for very reasonable prices.

    Here is a list of highly recommended luthiers which all are building gypsyjazz-guitars: 


    There are also some machine-made gypsyjazz-guitars for cheaper prices available here:

    Selmer Roundhole Bj. 1938 All mentioned guitarmakers are listed as a service not real personal recommendation. Of course everyone has to decide himself which guitarmaker will fit his needs in the end.

    One of the best adresses in germany where to buy Gypsyjazz-guitars of all kind is Norman Ort and his shop Gypsyguitar.de

    Here one can buy without trouble, because at first Norman is a very nice guy and sceondly he is one of the true experts knowing about guitars, only selling which he knows about is really good.

    Of course there are as well other shops and luthiers around who are doing well business.


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  • JM-Guitars & More

    Selmer 1933

    Selmer/Macccfferri, 1932

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    DiMauro Special Chorus, 1942

    Auf den hier folgenden Unterseiten finden sich jede Menge detaillierte Informationen zu den berühmten Selmer-, Busato-, Favino- und DiMauro-Gitarren.

    JazzManouche.de bietet hier kompakte, zusammengefasste Infos über die genauen Details dieser seltenen und teuren Gypsyjazz-Gitarren, wie die Geschichte dieser Gitarren und ihrer Hersteller.

    Aber auch die genauen Merkmale dieser seltenen Instrumente und viele Backround-Informationen zu genauen Details der Gitarren und wie und woran man sie erkennen kann.

    Dies ist insbesondere im Hinblick auf den Erwerb eines solchen Instrumentes von Belang, denn diese Gitarren sind durch ihr Alter und die Tatsache dass von allen Instrumenten zu ihrer Zeit nur eine sehr begrenzte Anzahl gebaut wurde und sie mittlerweile nicht mehr hergestellt werden, durchaus des öfteren nur noch sehr teuer zu käuflich zu erwerben.

    So liegen die Preise für eine original Selmer-Gitarre (je nach Baujahr und Zustand) meist im 5-stelligen Euro-Bereich, Favinos, Busatos und DiMauros liegen immer noch gut im 4-stelligen Euro-Bereich. Wer soviel Geld für eine Gitarre ausgibt muss genau wissen was für ein Instrument er erwirbt, denn leider tummeln sich, wie bei anderen Raritäten auch (Stichwort Gemälde, alte Geigen und andere rare Kunstobjekte) natürlich auch einige Fälscher solcher Instrumente auf dem Markt.
    Und bei einer 4 bis 5-stelligen Euro-Investitionssumme kann das schnell zum Desaster werden wenn man ein solches gefälschtes Instrument erwirbt und später erfahren muss dass man mit Zitronen gehandelt hat...

    Dafür bietet sich unsere JM-Guitar-Gallery zur Recherche von Seriennummern und genauen Details bestimmter Gitarren an (wir haben mittlerweile über 1.800 Bilder in unserer Gallery), wie auch die Detail-Seiten der einzelnen Gitarrenmodelle (Selmer-, Busato-, Favino- und DiMauro-Gitarren) auf denen man genau erfahren kann anhand welcher Merkmale man solche alten Gitarren recht genau bestimmen und so auch Fälschungen erkennen kann.

    Natürlich gibt es inzwischen auch jede Menge anderer Gitarrenbauer die Aufgrund steigender Nachfrage diese Instrumente heute zu erschwinglichen Preisen zwischen 400.- und +/- 5000-10.000.- € nachbauen. Hier kann man sich auf unserer Seite über JM-Gitarrenbauerinformieren und Adressen dieser Hersteller in Erfahrung bringen.




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  • JM-Guitars & More

    Selmer 1933dimauro 1940 ch 01 20121018 1066792338On the following pages you find lots of detailed  informations about the famous Selmer-, Busato-, Favino- and DiMauro-Guitars.

    JazzManouche.de offers you compact and collected  infos on the exact details of these rare and expensive guitars, as of their history and their makers.
    The more we also briefly describe the exact details of these rare instruments plus give you many more background-infos to these details and how you can recognize those kind of instruments.

    This may be of great interest especially when buying such an instrument, as these guitars nowdays are really expensive due to their pure age and out of the fact that many of these have just been produced in a limited amount. So they are rarely for sale meanwhile for high prices up to 5-digit Europrices.

    So the prices for a rare original Selmer-Guitar (depending on its age ans state) vary from 10.000 to "OpenEnd"-prices up to 30-40.000.- EUR. Original Favinos, Busatos and DiMauro-Guitars are mostly buyable around 4-digit Euro-prices.

    If you spent that much money on a guitar you need to know exactly if the instrument that you want to buy is really original.
    As of everywhere else on the internet as well there are cheaters and forgers around on the market that try to sell (mostly cheap) forged copies of these kind of rare guitars as "real ones" to people who dont know the exact details of them.
    And paying a 4-5-digit sum for a guitar like that may end up in a real desaster very quick for you if you notice you have been cheated afterwhat...

    Thats one of the reasons we offer our JM-Guitar-Gallery for reseach of serialnumbers and other details of certain rare Gypsyjazz-Guitars (meanwhile we have 1.800+ images of old Gypsyjazzguitars in our Gallery). On our detailpages of the JM-Guitar-Gallery as inside the description-pages of Selmer-, Busato-, Favino- and DiMauro-Guitars you are able to find lots of detailed information on the specific details of these instruments with a brief description and images of every kind of guitarmodel and how to determine what kind of instrument has which kind of feature to recognize it right away.

    Of course meanwhile worldwide there are other guitarmakers of all nations who built these kind of Selmer-Copies nowdays for worthwhile and payable prices between 400.- and +/- 5000-10.000.- EUR. On this page we give you an overview of these JM-Guitarmakers with webpages and adresses.




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  • Merkmale DiMauro-Gitarren (1/2)

    hist2Die Gitarren die von den Gebrüdern Di Mauro in den Jahren zwischen 1930 und 1976 gebaut wurden geniessen weltweit bei vielen Gypsyjazz-Gitarristen überall höchstes Ansehen. Es ist bekannt dass auch Django Reinhardt DiMauro-Gitarren spielte (siehe Bild unten rechts).

    dimauroworksWenn gleich auch nicht ganz so berühmt wie die Instrumente der Konkurrenten (Selmer, Busato, Favino) haben die Gebrüder Di Mauro ihren Instrumenten immer einen ganz besonderen, persönlichen Charakter gegeben.

    Django2Waren es besondere Intarsien, eine besonderer Schlagschutz oder die Form des Schalllochs - Di Mauro-Gitarren waren und sind schon immer besonders gewesen.

    Es gab von den Gebrüdern Di Mauro über die Jahre verschiedene Gitarren-Modelle mit den folgenden Bezeichnungen:

    "Boogie Woogie", "Heart", "Saint Louis Blues", "Modele Jazz", "Chorus" oder "Special Chorus" und "Special Chorus DeLuxe",und später 2 elektrische Jazz-Gitarren-Modelle mit der Bezeichnung "E 1" und "E 2" mit je ein oder zwei Tonabnehmern.

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    Modele "Swing"
    "Boogie Woogie"

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    Modele "Heart"

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    Modele
    "Saint Louis Blues"


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    Modele "Jazz"

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    Modele "Special
    Chorus Deluxe"

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    Modele "Jazz E 1"



    Eine Besonderheit von Di Mauro´s Gitarren-Modellen waren und sind aber sicher die speziellen Modelle genannt
    "Chorus", "Special Chorus" oder "Special Chorus DeLuxe".


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    (hier kann man den gesamten Katalog ansehen)

    Weiter zu -> Merkmale originaler Di Mauro-Gitarren (2/2)


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  • Merkmale DiMauro-Gitarren (2/2)

    In dieser Artikelserie beschreiben wir, wie auch schon in unseren Artikelserien Merkmale originaler Busato-Gitarren, Merkmale originaler Favino-Gitarren und Merkmale originaler Selmer-Gitarren, die wichtigsten Merkmale von original Favino-Gitarren. In diesem 2. Teil der Serie behandeln wir die Details zu DiMauro-Modellen und ihren genauen Features.

    Modell Special Chorus


    DiMauro_1950_InlaysDie folgenden speziellen Charakteristika zeichenen die Di-Mauro-Gitarren der Serie "Chorus" und Special Chorus" aus:
    DiMauro_1950_f_holes
    Die grossen, meist aus el. Jazzgitarren bekannten F-Löcher im mittleren Korpusbereich der Decke (Bild 4 links).

    Auch selbst kleine Details wie der Halsabschluss unten ist bei DiMauro anders als bei anderen Gitarrenbauern und hat eine persönliche Note.

    Meist grosse, rautenförmige Einlagen im Griffbrett anfangs aus Perlmutt und später in den Nachkriegsjahren wegen Materialmangel auch aus Hart-Plastik (Bild 5 rechts).
    Einige wenige Modelle hatten jedoch auch einfachere Ausführungen mit "normalen" Perlmutt-"Dots".


    Die Saitenhalter (Tailpiece)


    Die Brüder Di Mauro verwendeten viele verschiedene recht ausgefallene und speziell geformte nur bei den Di Mauro-Gitarren anzutreffende Tailpieces (Bild 5, 6 und 7 unten).


    DiMauro_1940_Tailpiece_01 DiMauro_1940_Tailpiece_02 DiMauro_1940_Tailpiece_03

    Die Mechaniken (Tuners)


    Auf den ersten Gitarren um die Jahre 1930 bis ca. 1940 verwendeten Di Mauro oft recht einfache Riegel-Mechaniken oft auch mit kleinen Mandolinen-Knöpfen (Bild 7 links).

    DiMauro 1940 02 Ch 03a

    einfache Mechanik, Bj. 1938

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    SB-Mechaniken, Bj. 1949



    Auf vielen späteren Modellen ca. ab dem Baujahr 1940 wurden die berühmten SB-Mechaniken (Bild 8 rechts) verwendet die auch auf Selmer-, Busato und Favino-Gitarren verbaut wurden.

    Die Schriftzug bzw. Brandzeichen


    DiMauro_ModJazzEl_1950_06 DiMauro_1940_LabelAls ein sehr typisches Merkmal einer originalen DiMauro-Gitarren ist bei einigen älteren Modellen im oberen Korpusbereich der Decke neben dem Halsansatz der Name Di Mauro als Schriftzug in Messing angebracht (Bild 9 rechts).

    Häufiger befand sich aber auf der Rückseite der Kopfplatten der Di Mauro-Gitarren eine Art eingestanztes"Brandzeichen" mit dem Logo und Schriftzug "A. Di Mauro" (Bild 10 links).

    Stempel LabelDieses Label wurde auch manchmal auch in der Art eines Stempels aufgebracht. (Bild 11 rechts unten).

    Diese Art Brandzeichen war eine sehr aussergewöhnliche Art ihre Gitarren zu kennzeichnen, zumal es auf DiMauro-Gitarren keine, Seriennummern gibt (nicht wie bei Selmer- oder Favinos).

    Bei einigen Gitarren Modellen ab den Baujahren DiMauro_1985_Jazz2_03um 1950 wurden jedoch auch im Schalloch Papier-Label mit der Bezeichnung des Instrumentes (z.B. "Mod. Jazz 2") und dem Schriftzug "Joseph Di Mauro, Luthier a Paris" eingeklebt. Viele der älteren Gitarren hatten manchmal ähnliche Labels haben diese mit der Zeit aber oft verloren (Bild 12 links).

    Andere besondere Merkmale


    DiMauro_1950_ArmauflageAuf den Modellen mit der Bezeichnung "Special Chorus DeLuxe" war am oberen rechten Rand der Zargen zusätzlich eine Art Arm-Auflage in Form eines Plastik-Schutzes angebracht (Bild 12 rechts). Diese wurden aber manchmal im Nachhinein entfernt.
    DiMauro_1950_BridgeViele der späteren Modelle enthielten bereits in früheren Jahren ca. ab 1950 mehrteilige, höhenverstellbare Stege (Bild 13 links).

    Joseph Di Mauro baute bis zum Ende seiner Laufbahn im Jahr 1993 Gitarren. Er starb im Jahre 2001 in Paris.

    Di Mauro-Gitarren sind mittlerweile, ähnlich wie Selmer-, Busato oder Favino-Gitarren Sammlerobjekte geworden, bringen aber nicht die gleichen Preise wie gleichwertige Selmer-, Busato- oder Favino-Gitarren der selben Baujahre obwohl deren Sound oder Bauqualität den anderen Konkurrenten in nichts nachsteht... eine gut erhaltene DiMauro kann also durchaus eine bezahlbare und lohnenswerte Alternative zu den teureren anderen Gypsyjazz-Gitarren sein.


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