10/31/2010

c.1960 Di Giorgio (made in Brazil) Classical Guitar


This is a customer's full-size classical guitar, made by Di Giorgio in Brazil, and is a fantastic concert instrument with Brazilian rosewood back and sides. It's definitely seen a lot of wear and tear, but it's all still there, and the super-lightweight construction makes this a very "live" feeling guitar.


My work included a setup, reglue of some old glue jobs (cracks had opened up again and a top seam, too) and a slight saddle/bridge shave to bring the action down.


Fancy headstock.


Rosewood board and bridge. Side dots are a nice addition.




Guitar has a lot of fancy trim including rosewood binding and a bunch of purfling around the edges.




Headstock has impressed (or carved?) into it "Romeo Di Giorgio Sau Paulo" -- which I haven't seen on the back of other Di Giorgios I've seen.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

don't flatter yourself "concert guitar". This is a really good guitar but the professional models were(60's):Romeu 3, Author 3(Baden Powell), Tarrega(João Gilberto), and Master...

Stew said...

I have one I bought from the original owner in 1976 that looks alomst identical to this one. It has just been sitting in a case all this time. I played it some in the late '70's. I was wondering it's value today.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

so i have a di giorgio 1978 author 30#3.
what kind of spruce is the top?
the back n sides appear to be brazillian, however, is it solid wood or a laminatee?

Anonymous said...

oops...1978 author #3

Marco Silva said...

top solid, laminate b/s. is it 4 sales msilva12000@yahoo.com