Replica Di Mauro labels

billyshakesbillyshakes NoVA✭✭✭ Park Avance - Dupont Nomade - Dupont DM-50E


  • AndyWAndyW Glasgow Scotland UK✭✭✭ Clarinets & Saxes- Selmer, Conn, Buescher, Leblanc // Guitars: Gerome, Caponnetto, Napoli, Musicalia, Bucolo, Sanchez et. al.
    Posts: 603

    I suppose we'll have to watch out for a whole lot of cheap guitars being passed-off as valuable vintage DiMauros now...

  • ChrisMartinChrisMartin Shellharbour NSW Australia✭✭ Di Mauro x2, Petrarca, Genovesi, Burns, Kremona Zornitsa & Paul Beuscher resonator.
    edited January 21 Posts: 959

    I always said I would not come back on here because of insulting behaviour from member croth supported by so-called moderator Bones but really this can not go by without some protest so I will make one exception.

    Anyone who is interested should be able to tell a genuine Di Mauro without needing the label, in my experience most never had them anyway. I can not see why anyone who owns, or is restoring a genuine Di Mauro would want or need one of these. Yet this can only encourage people to create fakes or attribute a reputable name to an unknown guitar.

    Ebay has many dodgy sellers offering for example Fender decals to disguise cheap Asian copies and more fool those who fall for it - Caveat Emptor or as the old saying goes 'A fool and his money are soon parted'.

    Something should be done to stop this kind of trickery.

    Next, Favino labels, little Busato tags to stick on the neck end of anonymous GJ boxes and then, why not, Selmer labels using the numbers that are listed as unknown in the François Charle book.

    Meanwhile, for anyone interested, I have a genuine Di Mauro - without such a label - listed on Reverb at a bargain price; I am not listing it here, I do not look in that often, but it will be easy for anyone to find if they want it.

  • BillDaCostaWilliamsBillDaCostaWilliams Barreiro, Portugal✭✭✭ Mateos, Altamira M01F, Huttl
    edited January 21 Posts: 641

    Do these ones have a watermark, though?

    The Ebay listing suggests they do which would put them in a different category to the fake Gibson and other labels I've seen for sale.

  • billyshakesbillyshakes NoVA✭✭✭ Park Avance - Dupont Nomade - Dupont DM-50E
    Posts: 1,335

    Chris, would you like to help me develop a "marque au fer" in the style of A. Di Mauro for everyone's next restoration project? 🤷‍♂️ I mean, maybe it got accidentally sanded off? Or maybe you had to replace your headstock, wouldn't we all want to have that familiar mark back there? Ha ha.😂

    Yeah, I don't see what the need of this product was, but wanted to give someone here a chance to explain themselves in case it was their posting. I mean, I've heard of having things "pass the smell test" for authenticity, but I didn't know I'd have to try to detect Bounce sheets to know its a fake! Looks like it comes from a guitar shop of some repute (plenty of feedback), though when I followed a google search link, I got a bunch of Amazon pop-up adds telling me I'd won something. Caveat emptor, indeed.

  • billyshakesbillyshakes NoVA✭✭✭ Park Avance - Dupont Nomade - Dupont DM-50E
    Posts: 1,335

    I think the watermark is on the overall image, and not the specifie labels. I see it in the black spaces between the labels as well.

  • everetteverett san francisco✭✭✭
    Posts: 154

    Robert at Keith Holland Guitars makes those. They're not intended for people to counterfeit Di Mauros...I bought one because my chorus deluxe lost it's label and I wanted a period correct one in the box. I own 3 Di Mauros and always thought I would just make my own replica, and turns out Robert did already.

    They're a reputable shop and work on a lot of guitarists instruments here in the bay. Paul Mehling, Nelsen Hutchison, etc.

  • guitarmikeguitarmike Montreal, Quebec✭✭ Old French Gypsy Guitar
    Posts: 112

    Another reason why we should buy a guitar according to what it feels and sounds instead of being fooled by the label. Fake or real.

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