DiMauro 1943 Hearthole

    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole
    It doesn't get much cooler than this: here´s a breathtaking Joseph DiMauro (The elder) modèl 'Bouche en coeur' (hearthole). The guitar is untouched. Original finish. Original tuners. Original tailpiece. And the first one I ever seen with this type of rosette and original turtoise pickguard. The only repair to see was a repair to the bracket of the pickguard. These guitars often sell well over 5500 USD and often in a much lesser condition than this one.This guitar was crafted by Joseph Di Mauro, the brother of Antoine, distinct from Antoine's son who shares the same name. Its unique heart-shaped sound hole serves as a clear hallmark of Joseph's craftsmanship. This particular model is exceedingly rare, with only a handful of surviving examples known to exist.
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 09
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 09
    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole back close
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 02
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 02
    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole front
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 08
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 08
    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole back
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 05
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 05
    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole head
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 01
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 01
    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole front close
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 11
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 11
    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole side
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 14
    DiMauro 1943 ModHeart 14
    DiMauro 1943 Hearthole heel