1999 Dupont MD20 1999 Dupont MD20 Dupont A highly coveted early Dupont, from the days when Maurice built each guitar himself. Solid maple back and sides! Arts & Entertainment dupont-md-20-1999 MD20 5.0 2
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As Michael said: as new. Smooth powerful and resonant. Beautiful woods. If I didn't know better, I would think it was new. Michael is very easy to do business with; Patient and knowledgeable. Looking forward to many happy hours playing this instrument.
5 5
This guitar is spectacular. Michael is an excellent seller. He is considerate, responsive and knowledgable. The instrument exceeded my expectations and I could not be more pleased. Thank you.
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1999 Dupont MD20

1999 Dupont MD20
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.

This wonderful guitar was built in Dupont's early days when he was just making a name for himself, building each guitar himself. These older models have gained a reputation as being from Dupont's "Golden Period" and have become highly coveted among those looking for the ultimate Dupont. This MD20 model features SOLID birdseye maple back and sides. Very few of these have been made and are easily one of Dupont's rarest models. A new one would cost $5750 new, so this guitar is a bargain.

It should be mentioned that this instrument was made specifically for a friend of Maurice's who is a respected violin maker. Maurice's friend provided the 100 year old birdseye maple from his own stock of select woods. So this is a one-of-a-kind MD20 as this wood is of a higher grade than normally found on this model.

Dupont guitars are generally known for their highend sparkle, dry tone, and cutting power. This MD20 posses those qualities in abundance and is easily among one of the best Dupont's I've come across over the years. The highend really sings, producing lead lines that are clear, crisp, and defined. It actually has a bit more openness and complexity than one normally finds in Duponts, probably due to the exquisite tonal properties of the AAA birdseye maple back and sides. This instrument is also exceptionally loud and resonant which will insure it doesn't get lost in noisy jam situations.

Like all the MD series guitars, this guitar has standard Selmer specs: 15 3/4" body, 670mm scale, 1 3/4" nut.

Although over a decade old, this instrument is in perfect mint condition! Other than some natural darkening of the finish, it is indiscernible from a new guitar.

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 1999
Model Number MD20
Serial Number Avril 1999
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Very Good
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 7/8"
Top European Spruce
Back and Sides European Maple
Neck European Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Maple
Finish Nitrocellulose
Tailpiece Dupont DR
Tuners Schaller Three on a Plate
Action 2.5mm
Strings Argentine 1510MF
Case TKL Hardshell
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.2 lbs

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1999 Dupont MD 20

As Michael said: as new. Smooth powerful and resonant. Beautiful woods. If I didn't know better, I would think it was new. Michael is very easy to do business with; Patient and knowledgeable. Looking forward to many happy hours playing this instrument.

Submitted by: 1w3k on 07/12/2016 07:31:27 PM

Overall
Quality
Value

1999 Dupont MD 20

This guitar is spectacular. Michael is an excellent seller. He is considerate, responsive and knowledgable. The instrument exceeded my expectations and I could not be more pleased. Thank you.

Submitted by: scrappy on 01/16/2013 02:42:47 PM

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