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*SOLD* 2021 Maurice Dupont "MD-50B"
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About the Maker
This is the instrument model popularized by Django Reinhardt around the world. The model is distinguished by an oval shaped sound hole with the neck joining the body at the 14th fret. 670mm scale length.
2021 Maurice Dupont MD-50B
Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood (3ply laminate) with accompanying CITES documentation.
Top: European Spruce Top
Nut Width: 44.5mm
Tuners: Schaller Hauser
Bridge: 2 Dupont Bridges Included
Tailpiece: DR Brass
Case: TKL DUPONT BROWN
Strings: Savarez Argentine 1510MF
Action Height 2.8mm-2.25
In 1986, Maurice made the first copy of the Selmer-Maccaferri type of guitar at the request of Lucien Viollet, a gypsy guitarist with the band Romano Swing. These Gypsy guitars have since become the leading product of the workshop, representing about 50 per cent of guitar sales. This international renown has been built up thanks to the confidence of artists like Raphael Fays, Biréli Lagrène, Marc Fosset, as well as Romane with whom Maurice has begun an even closer collaboration. The rest of the production is represented by classical, steel string, flat top, archtop and electric guitars. Moreover, being ever curious and passionate, Maurice has made instruments to special request, like the Hawaïan guitar Weissenborn, acoustic bass, electric bass, banjos and even folding double-basses. In instrument making, sourcing certain parts is problematic. The solution was to create an engineering workshop alongside the existing facility. Similary, by installing his own wood-seasoning space and sawmill, Maurice now has total control of the quality of woods used. Maurice Dupont likes collaborative working. To arrive at his present team of guitar makers, he has trained over 30 people. Several of his former apprentices have turned to marquetry, cabinet making or have even set up their own workshops, for example, P. Ducroz (Savoie), J-P Sardin (Barcelone), A. Mazaud (Normandie), F. Bélier (Gironde), C. Huort (Vienne).
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