US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

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US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Di Mauro » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:21 am

Type / luthier: Classical Guitar by Joel Di Mauro
- Year of construction: 2018
- Scale length (mm): 650
- Nut width: 2 inches
- Top: Western Red Cedar with Engleman Spruce strip
- Bracing: Fan Bracin
- Back / Sides: CSA Rosewood with Bloodwood Section
- Fingerboard / (bridge): Both Bolivian Rosewood
- Sound: Warm, Romantic
- Condition: Brand New
- Price:$2,000 US Dollars
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes viewing/no trial period
- Location (nearest city): Santa Cruz, CA

Hello All
I'm a Classical Builder near Santa Cruz, CA. I've been building for about five years and studied guitar building with Brian Burns up in Fort Bragg, CA. I'm currently offering guitar #17, finished a few month back. My guitars are French polished and include a hard shell case. I only deal face to face as of now, so I would have to meet up with potential buyers to show them the guitar. Santa Cruz is close to the Bay Area. Please PM me if interested.
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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Kintla » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Interesting aesthetics! Would love to hear how it sounds. GLWS!

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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by John Mahoney » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:02 pm

I had the opportunity to play one of Joel's guitars last summer (a spruce top). It was a very good instrument. The workmanship was superb and the guitar was comfortable to play. Also, for a new guitar it had a surprisingly open sound. Joel is not bound by tradition when it comes to the design look of his instruments. I think it is also worthwhile noting that Joel is a fine classical guitarist, this can't but help the quality of his builds. Santa Cruz is a fun city to visit, so there are two good reasons to take a trip.

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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Intune » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:49 pm

Interesting instrument, Joel. I'm wondering if the spruce strip in the soundboard has some acoustic purpose, or is it there for visual aesthetics? Thanks.
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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Di Mauro » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 pm

The spruce strip is not enough spruce to really effect the sound too much. However I believe I’m getting a warm sound with a hint of spruce clarity due to the fact of the bracing of the sound board. I used some cleats and a bigger rosette graft and a brace was moved slightly to re-enforce the spruce joints. All those factors led to what I think is a very beautiful warm cedar sound with just a hint of clarity due to the extra wood and glue used. The spruce strip was intended strictly as a visual aesthetic, but turned out it enhanced the sound.

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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Di Mauro » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Hello John. Great to hear from you. I sent you a PM. Joel

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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by lifewithasong » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:50 pm

I really like this!
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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by oski79 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:32 pm

Beautiful work, Joel. Hope it goes to a good home!
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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Di Mauro » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:26 am

Hi Oski. Thanks for the kind words about guitar #17. It’s getting better everyday. :D

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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Justfun » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:20 pm

Hi Joel
I like your work and would love to play it. Anyway what are you going to build next?...

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Re: US $.2000 Joel Di Mauro cedar 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

Post by Di Mauro » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:26 am

Hello Fred. Come on by and give it a spin! My next two builds, #19 and #20, which are just about done, will be more traditional in style (one does have a rosewood neck, which was a pain in the butt to carve). #21 and #22 are a bit different. The backs are made up of multple head plates of different woods (Macasser ebony, Madagascar rosewood, Koa, blood wood and some cocobolo). I’ve also used a wood burner to decorate one of the rosettes, it’s been fun. You can check out more photos at my Instagram page if you’d like. Joeldimauroguitars

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