"Di Giorgio" classical guitars boast a tradition which is almost one hundred years old. They represent not only one of the main artistic expression in the field of guitar luthery, but also the essence of the brasilian music itself, bossanova in particular. Many of the most famous brasilian artists such as Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Roberto Carlos, Marcos Valle, Dorival Caymmi and many more, helped to write Di Giorgio's history.
The factory "Viol§es Finos Romeu Di Giorgio" was established in 1908 by Romeu Di Giorgio, born in Rome - Italy, in 1889. He was a pupil of a lutemaker who built violins, and here he started to learn the secrets and the techniques of this fine art. Step by step, the factory "Di Giorgio", initially small-sized, turned into an effective industry specialized in acoustic instruments (guitars, violins, violas..) often used by european immigrants who arrived in Brasil in the first decades of the XXth century.
During the 40's, under the name "Ind˙stria e ComÚrcio de Instrumentos de Cordas Di Giorgio Ltda", the factory moves to SŃo Paulo and in this period it develops, in particular, the production of viol§es (acoustic classical guitars). Such instruments, become very soon popular and start to sign the typical brasilian musical tradition. During the 60's, as soon as Bossanova was born and under the direction of the Founder's son, mr. Reinaldo Di Giorgio, "Di Giorgio" brand devotes itself as the main high-class guitar (viol§es) supplier for musicians and composers rising in that musical context.
Actually established in Franco da Rocha, in the state of SŃo Paulo, with a huge productive surface and a large number of employers, the factory "Viol§es Di Giorgio", under the direction of mr. Reinaldo Di Giorgio Junior, still produces different models of viol§es and it confirms itself as one of the best world manufacturer in the field of an inimitable high-class luthery.
Owning a "Di Giorgio" guitar, does not mean to have one of the best "viol§es" only, it also means to enjoy the chance of holding in your hands and playing an instrument that made the history of Bossanova and that is actually the soul itself of the brasilian musical tradition.
The emotion that you can feel if you play a "Di Giorgio" is uncomparable, since you are allowed to taste, much more deeply and intimately, the warmth and the sweetness of that extraordinary music which is Bossanova. Now let's see, a little bit better, the principal models of the production
DI GIORGIO - Model Master.
This is a model made to satisfy the most hard-to-please musician. The harmonic board is made of selected Red Cedar, while the resonance chamber is made of Kaoba Hondurenha. The keyboard is in Ebony da India and the sophisticated machine head is gold leaf. Click on the image to enlarge and to see details.
DI GIORGIO - Model TÓrrega.
This model is named TÓrrega due to a Reinaldo Di Giorgio's initiative, who decided to dedicate an instrument to a famous spanish guitar player called Francisco TÓrrega. This instrument's peculiarity, is the oval hole. This particular shape confers a particular sound to the guitar, also due to the presence of a narrow wood-band that surrounds, from the inside, the oval hole. The harmonic board may be made of Oregon Pine or Red Cedar, while the resonance chamber is made of JacarandÓ da Bahia. The keyboard is in Ebony and the machine head is gold leaf. This model has a limited production. Click on the image to enlarge and to see details.
DI GIORGIO - Model Autor n░ 3.
Only one lutemaker follows the production of this model since the beginning to the end. The harmonic board is made of Oregon Pine, while the resonance chamber is made of JacarandÓ da Bahia. The keyboard is in Ebony and the machine head is gold leaf. This model has an incomparable sound. Click on the image to enlarge and to see details.
DI GIORGIO - Model ClÓssico n░ 38.
This model owns a good sound quality and an appreciable artistic workmanship. The resonance chamber is made of selected Pau-Ferro and the harmonic board is made of Oregon Pine. The frets are in alpaca and the machine head is gold plated. Click on the image to enlarge and to see details.
DI GIORGIO - Model Estudante n░ 28.
This instrument has classical shape and dimension and owns a good quality sound. It's ideal for beginner guitar players. The resonance chamber is made of Pau-Ferro and the harmonic board is made of Oregon Pine. The frets are in alpaca and the machine head is in steel. Click on the image to enlarge and to see details.
DI GIORGIO - Model Signorina n░ 16.
The resonance chamber of this model is a little bit smaller than usual (more or less 1 cm) and it is made of Pau-Ferro. The harmonic keyboard is made of Oregon Pine. The frets are in aplaca. It is a light-weight and easy-to-handle model, but it has a good sound quality. It can be considered as an entry-level of Di Giorgio production. Click on the image to enlarge and to see details.
You can find more information and details on some "Di Giorgio" models, linking to my guitars page. Then click on thumbnails to enlarge images and to see details.