2018 Dupont Lloyd 2018 Dupont Lloyd Dupont Fantastic sounding tribute to Gibson's legendary Lloyd Loar L5! Arts & Entertainment 2018-dupont-lloyd Lloyd 5.0 1 View Offer DjangoBooks.com

2018 Dupont Lloyd

2018 Dupont Lloyd

Connoisseurs have long known that the best sounding Gibson archtop guitars are the 1920s L5 models that were designed by the legendary acoustic engineer Lloyd Loar. These were the very first jazz guitars which, largely due to the innovations introduced by Lloyd Loar, posses tonal subtleties and acoustic projection that later models never matched. Unfortunately, the original vintage L5s from this era are prohibitively expensive for most players. But now, Maurice Dupont has taken it upon himself to recreate the magic of this historic jazz guitar!

Maurice's attention to detail is admirable, with nearly every sonic and aesthetic detail replicated with great care. The period headstock shape, flowerpot inlay, pointed fingerboard, celluloid binding, vintage style pickguard, and sunburst finish all conjure the beauty of the original L5. The solid flamed maple back and sides and aged spruce top are both visually and sonically stunning!

Like the original L5, this guitar has no cutaway or pickups which tend to rob the guitar of much of it's acoustic sound. The comfortable 16" body and 24 3/4" scale make it exceptionally easy to play. Even with low 2.2mm action, this instrument retains it's roaring acoustic projection and complex, mellifluous tone.

Purely acoustic archtops of any kind are not easy to find, but instruments based on Loar's legendary design are a precious rarity. Collings AT-16 archtop model and Jackson Cunningham's L5 copies are nearly the only regularly produced models, both priced at two or three times what this Dupont Loar model costs. So it goes without saying, this instrument is a fantastic bargain for players looking for that classic Lloyd Loar L5 magic without breaking the bank!

This is the CASH price...add 3% (4% for International orders) if you'd like to pay with a credit card.

Pricing Info:
Guitar Specs
Brand Dupont
Year 2018
Model Number Lloyd
Serial Number Mai 2018
Sound Hole F Holes
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 16"
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Body Depth 3 1/4"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Maple
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ivoroid
Finish Nitrocellulose
Tailpiece Trapeze
Tuners Waverly Gold
Action 2.2mm
Strings Bronze .013
Case TKL Hardshell
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 5.4 lbs

Reviews and Ratings


Dupont Lloyd

I'd like to thank Michael for his expert help on my purchase. His descriptions were spot on. I really like this guitar and I'm very impressed with the workmanship done by Maurice Dupont and Co. They really nailed this 16 inch L-5 tribute archtop. Fit, finish, neck all excellent. The guitar compares very favorably with any vintage Gibson L-5 that I have played over the last 30-35 years and at a fraction of the price. Affordable for the working musician seeking the vintage Gibson archtop sound. I'm very pleased with this purchase and have no hesitation in recommending it to other players searching for that vintage sound and vibe. Also, the guitar was shipped out of Seattle at about 7pm on a Monday evening and it arrived at my home in NYC on Wednesday at 11:30 AM! Very impressive.

Submitted by: John Gill on 10/17/2018 01:31:33 PM

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