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1940's 14 fret Heart shape hole

once in a while, I come across a super rare instrument.. this is one.. to start, Joseph di Mauro is not to be confused with Antoine's son.. this is Antoine's brother.. he worked on his own and his guitars are quite rare..initially, I thought his name was Francois..Michael Dregni pointed out the confusion, i called Joseph's daughter, and she confirmed her uncle's name was Joseph.. this is the first and only one I've ever had.. solid spruce top with a somewhat heartshape soundhole, laminated birdseye maple back and sides, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.original tailpiece that only takes loop ends, and original tuners that turn backwards.. this guitar has a wide sound spectrum, plenty of volume and tons of gypsy vibe.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)