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.
|Serial Number||Octobre 2019|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 7/8"|
|Back and Sides||Brazilian Rosewood (Laminate)|
|Tuners||Schaller 3 on a plate Gold|
|Case||Dupont (TKL) Faux Leather|
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Highly recommend for guitar purchases. I have been a guitar dealer for 30 years so I know how important it is to accurately describe the attributes of an instrument before a client buys it. Nobody wins if the guitar is returned. Being new to Gypsy Jazz and knowing a lot about guitars in general but little about Gypsy Jazz guitars specifically, I found myself oddly for me, in the position of ‘client’ instead of dealer when I chose to buy a good Gypsy Jazz guitar. Michael explained my options perfectly and, not having worked with him before, I checked what he told me with a very well known Gypsy Jazz artist who confirmed everything Michael said. I bought the guitar, a Dupont MD-50B and am extremely happy with my purchase. It is absolutely everything Michael said it would be. He has earned my complete trust, and as a fellow guitar dealer, that is not easy. Thanks Michael!
Submitted by: Crk on 11/27/2023 07:26:15 PM
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.