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.
The MD100 is the mahogany version of Dupont's best selling MD50 model. The basic guitar is the same as the MD50, with the only differences being a satin finish and the wood choices: French spruce top, beautiful mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany neck.
The setup on this guitar is particularly nice, with the action sitting at a very low 2.8mm. It's an easy player with a fast neck and a smooth, low tension feel. Perfect for those looking to execute some of this genre's more difficult techniques.
This example has a very clear and direct tone, with excellent highs and loads of volume. It's astounding Maurice can build a guitar in this price range with the looks, playability, and sound that this guitar possess. Most bang for the buck!
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|Serial Number||Sept. 2006|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 7/8"|
|Back and Sides||Quilted Mahogany|
The original "Wegen" Gypsy Guitar pick. 3.5mm thick, 30mm long, 26mm wide.
The original Gypsy jazz strings! Used by Django Reinhard and nearly every other Gypsy guitarist.
Vintage Django tone for Selmer/Maccaferri oval hole guitars.