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 guitar is nothing short of a Maple extravaganza! It features gorgeous European Maple back, sides, and neck...and has maple binding as well!
The tone of this instrument is clear, dry, and crisp with outstanding
single note projection and well defined, crunchy sounding chords. The
all maple body colors the sound nicely, adding wonderful little tonal
nuances that consistently surprise and inspire the player. And for those
who find themselves in rowdy campfire jams from time to time, this
instrument will serve you well as not only does it have a wonderful and
inspiring tone, it also projects like a cannon allowing even those with a
light touch to be easily heard.
This guitar was built in 2008 but has almost no signs of use and is
in mint condition. It has been setup with easy playing 2.8mm action. A
strap button was installed in the heel.
A new MDC50E would cost almost $1000 more making this an exceptional deal. Jump on this one and save big!
This is the CASH price...add 3% (4% for International orders) if you'd like to pay with a credit card.
|Serial Number||Sept 2008|
|Sound Hole||D Hole|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 7/8"|
|Back and Sides||Maple|
|Tuners||Schaller Three on a Plate (Gold)|