2019 Dupont MD50B 2019 Dupont MD50B Dupont Stunning example of Maurice's most popular model! Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars dupont-md50b-2019 MD50B 5.0 2
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Michael was excellent to work with - incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and very trustworthy. A straight shooter, he guided me through the process of a much needed upgrade from an Asian made instrument to a hand built European beauty. And I am totally satisfied with the results. The MD50B is voiced such that the leads have that aggressive pop yet maintain an incredibly sweet and full tone. That said, the notes are dry - in the Dupont style - therefore they are succinct and can rise above a m...
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I am currently the caretaker and student of a 2014 Dupont MD-50B - not the exact guitar pictured here, but the same model and materials. It's an astonishing guitar, a great guitar in its own right. Feather-light, absolutely clear and resonant as though it somehow drew breath. The beautiful hardware on this model is a fine feature, too. I still catch myself staring a bit at the beautiful tuners ...! Mr. Horowitz was kind enough to help me work through many great guitars - and we worked har...
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2019 Dupont MD50B

2019 Dupont MD50B

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 rare and beautiful MD-50B is a deluxe version of the tried and true workhorse of Gypsy jazz, the MD-50. Upgrades include gorgeous, highly figured Brazilian rosewood and European maple binding. The top is European spruce top and the neck is walnut.


This guitar has the refinement of tone and playability you'd expect of Dupont's flagship MD series model. Single notes are thick, almost syrupy, with a roundness and sweetness reminiscent of some of the best Selmer guitars of the 1940s.  If you tend to shy away from brighter guitars in favor of more mids, then this guitar is for you!

This guitar also posses Dupont's signature "dry" sound which is free of annoying echo and overtone ringing. Each note is clear, present, and precise. Chords are rich and complex making chord melody playing a joy.

Action is set at a very comfortable 2.8mm. Strung with Argentine 1510MF strings.

Faux leather Dupont hardshell case included (made by TKL)

This mint  condition example is indiscernible from a new one yet priced /0 less which makes for a fantastic deal on this classic model!

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

Item Number:
9905
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$5,850.00
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Item Options

Set Up Options (takes 2-4 weeks)
Install Clear Pick Guard ($60.00)
Install High Quality Ebony Tailpiece Ins ($40.00)
Set Up Special: Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Adjust Action and Truss Rod ($215.00)
Install Strap Button in Heel and Endpin ($30.00)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No Pickup
Dupont Bigtone ($465.00)
Geronimo Mateos LC Pickup ($485.00)
K and K Pure Maccaferri ($280.00)
K and K Definity System ($240.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup ($245.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist (Includes Pre Amp) ($295.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 1 (Includes Pre Amp and 1 Thumbwheel Control) ($305.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 2 (Includes Pre Amp and 2 Thumbwheel Controls ($310.00)
Guitar Specs
Brand Dupont
Year 2019
Model Number MD50B
Serial Number Julliet 2019
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 7/8"
Top European Spruce
Back and Sides Brazilian Rosewood (Laminate)
Neck Walnut
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding European Maple
Finish Nitrocellulose
Tailpiece DM Gold
Tuners Schaller 3 on a plate Gold
Action 2.8mm
Strings Argentine 1610MF
Case Dupont (TKL) Faux Leather
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 3.85 lbs

Reviews and Ratings

Overall
Quality
Value

MD50B

Pros: Tone, Playability, Volume, Projection, Looks

Cons: None

Michael was excellent to work with - incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and very trustworthy. A straight shooter, he guided me through the process of a much needed upgrade from an Asian made instrument to a hand built European beauty. And I am totally satisfied with the results. The MD50B is voiced such that the leads have that aggressive pop yet maintain an incredibly sweet and full tone. That said, the notes are dry - in the Dupont style - therefore they are succinct and can rise above a medium large ensemble (2 guitars, upright bass, accordion, violin, clarinet). The MD50B is also excellent for chording - both solo playing and la pomp ensemble playing. It may not be quite as thick and rich with chords as the MC50B but it certainly satisfies the rhythmic needs of playing in a traditional gypsy jazz style ensemble. The tone of both the highs and the lows is really wonderful for my tastes. Of the non Asian models in my life I have only played a few Favinos and a few Duponts - presently I prefer the Dupont sound but my experience is limited. I have played nearly all of the Asian models from Saga and Altamira, a few Del Arte, and some others...Michael is correct when he says that playing a guitar of the caliber of a Dupont is hands down a better experience. The timbre in my opinion really is that of what my best guess would be of Django's instrument in a live setting. It just has that sound. And from a craftsmanship perspective - forget about it. The thing is just mouth watering to look at. If you appreciate details you won't be disappointed. If I were a super hot shot lead player who was so good that I didn't have to play much pompe I might go for the Dupont Busato - which is an amazing instrument that is voice to be wonderfully explosive, loud, and clear. Alas, I am a mere mortal with an average right hand. At the end of the day it seems, in my limited experience, that you can't go wrong with a high end Dupont, despite what others might propagate. And if you buy one you are also supporting the art, science, and craft of high quality luthiery that is passed down from builder to the next - and it really makes a huge difference. It is worth the cost to support the work they do by paying them accordingly. As well as with a knowledgeable and reputable dealer such as Michael.

Submitted by: Scott Feichter on 12/04/2018 12:16:50 PM

Overall
Quality
Value

Dupont MD-50B

I am currently the caretaker and student of a 2014 Dupont MD-50B - not the exact guitar pictured here, but the same model and materials. It's an astonishing guitar, a great guitar in its own right. Feather-light, absolutely clear and resonant as though it somehow drew breath. The beautiful hardware on this model is a fine feature, too. I still catch myself staring a bit at the beautiful tuners ...! Mr. Horowitz was kind enough to help me work through many great guitars - and we worked hard! - but the MD-50B suited my ear the best. And I think it is perhaps the most responsive guitar of its kind I have yet encountered. Sound bursts forth at the slightest touch - it seems to tremble when I just pick it up. I think what I was looking for was a guitar that would drive me forward - and I had firm ideas about what I thought I had to have, and believe me, Dupont was not a maker I had in mind at all! And yet, this is the guitar that insisted. Having had it a little while now, I can come back and say that I have never had, not in more years than I am going to admit to a stranger, a guitar that inspired me to practice in quite the way that this one has. If I play poorly, it sounds poorly, and yet within that poor sound is always a hint of its potential, goading and teasing me to do better. With just a little improvement on my part, it seems to say, "There you are!" and begins to absolutely sing. It is an excellent teacher! Sometimes, an exhausting teacher. With respect to exhaustion ... I cannot thank Mr. Horowitz enough for making this fine instrument available to me - one among many excellent guitars - and for all his patient and tireless help, respectful manner and thorough assistance in my search for just the right instrument. ... in fact, having visited and having taken a pretty good look, I think one could almost choose at random from among the selections that Djangobooks makes available, and be certain to have a very good guitar. How wonderful to have so many fine choices! Good luck with your own search!

Submitted by: Appe.l on 03/19/2015 11:59:18 PM

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