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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