2008 Dupont Busato Royale Maple ***NEW PRICE*** 2008 Dupont Busato Royale Maple ***NEW PRICE*** Dupont One of the best Dupont Busatos we've ever had....ultra crunchy, dry, with loads of high end sparkle! Arts & Entertainment dupont-busato-royale-aug-maple Busato Royale View Offer DjangoBooks.com
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2008 Dupont Busato Royale Maple ***NEW PRICE***

2008 Dupont Busato Royale Maple ***NEW PRICE***

Maurice Dupont has long been one of the most respected luthiers in France and one of the first contemporary makers to specialize in producing the Selmer Maccaferri guitar. Maurice first gained recognition as a builder of classical guitars and in 1989 was bestowed with the honor of "Best French Craftsman." Maurice was an apprentice of the legendary Gypsy guitar maker Jacques Favino, and in 1986 he began building his own Selmer style guitars which quickly became the most popular choice of professional Gypsy guitarists. Countless Gypsy stars including Raphael Fays, Biréli Lagrène, Tchavolo Schmitt, and Romane have played Dupont guitars which appear on hundreds of recordings.

Dupont's Gypsy models are built entirely in Cognac, France by master luthiers Patrick (who joined the Dupont team in 1994) and Mathias (since 2002) under the supervision of Maurice Dupont. The collective experience.of the Dupont team along with Maurice's stock of well aged, select tonewoods yields instruments of unsurpassed tone and playability.

This is Dupont's much anticipated copy of the classic Busato design. It is a near exact copy, with the classic Busato proportions: 670mm scale length and a 16 1/4" body size. It also features the famous Busato bombe (top arch) which is more curved then Favinos or Selmers. Like the originals, this guitar also has a beautifully arched back.

This guitar has a Sitka spruce top, gorgeous European Maple back and sides, Ebony binding, a three piece Walnut/Ebony neck, a vintage finish and the deluxe Busato tuners.

The sound is very close to the originals, and in many cases is almost indistinguishable. Like the vintage Busatos, this guitar has a bright, dry tone with a very clear, bell like high end. Busatos are built for cutting power and Dupont has definitely succeeded in achieving that. Generally, Busatos are some of the loudest Gypsy guitars ever built and this guitar lives up to that tradition.

If you're looking for a screaming high end then this is THE guitar for you! This Sitka/Maple Busato has a noticeably more aggressive, punchy high end then the sweeter sounding European Spruce/Brazilian Busato. This powerful guitar is the quintessential campfire jam machine...will cut through anything!!! Bring your ear plugs....

This used example has some light pick wear on the top and some mild fret wear as well. A strap pin was installed in the heel (not shown in the photos.) Otherwise it is in excellent condition!

This is the CASH price...add 3% (4% for International orders) if you'd like to pay with a credit card
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Guitar Specs
Brand Dupont
Year 2008
Model Number Busato Royale
Serial Number Sept 2008
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Excellent
Size 16 1/4"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 7/8"
Top Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides European Maple (Laminate)
Neck European Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebony
Finish Nitrocellulose
Tailpiece BB Gold
Tuners BB Gold
Action 2.8mm
Strings Argentine 1510MF
Case Dupont (TKL) Faux Leather
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.2 lbs
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