2006 Dupont MD50EDupontMaple version of Dupont's classic model, save big on this lightly used instrument!Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitarsdupont-md50e-2006MD50EView OfferDjangoBooks.comhttps://www.djangobooks.com/Item/dupont-md50e-2006
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 MD50 is Maurice's standard Selmer copy which is based on the same specifications as the legendary Selmer guitars produced from 1932-1951. This is the fancier, maple variation of the MD50 which features flamed European maple back and sides, a French spruce top, and a flamed maple neck. Duponts are known for their clear, dry tone and this instrument is no exception. The maple adds clarity and brilliance to the high end which, along with seven years of aging, produces a mature and satisfying tone. Each note is well defined and projects well, without any of the annoying overtone ringing or muddiness that lesser guitars suffer from. Maurice's precision fretwork and neck geometry allow for easy playing low action which enables one to play even the most difficult passages with little effort. For these reasons, the MD50 has long been the "go to" guitar for professional Gypsy jazz guitarists. It has the most traditional Selmer tone and the best quality workmanship and materials that one can find in this price range. For these reasons it's our best selling guitar!
This lightly played instrument shows some signs of use. There is some minor pickwear on the top, a few dings on the headstock, and some light finish checking on the back and sides. The tailpiece is also somewhat tarnished and there is some fret wear, but would still be a while before any fretwork is needed. Otherwise, this instrument is very clean and a bargain at only $3500 (a new MD50E is $4750.) Save big on this excellent example of Dupont's work!
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