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2014 Maurice Dupont MD-50B

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Dated: November, 20014, Cognac label

Body size at lower bout: 40cm (15 3/4") Scale length: 670mm (26 3/8") Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16") Neck depth: 21.6mm (.84) / 24.0mm (.93), 1st/10th frets

Materials: Bookmatched solid spruce top; Brazilian rosewood laminate back and sides; solid walnut neck; solid ebony fingerboard; 5 ply body binding

Hardware: All original hardware includes solid ebony bridge; gold DM 16:1 tuners and tailpiece; clear scratchplate; adjustable truss rod.

Notes: From his workshop in Cognac, France, Maurice Dupont has been one of the pioneering builders of the gypsy guitar revival, and his instruments remain among the most faithful recreations of the original Selmers made today. An elegant example of his work, the MD-50 is a rendition of Django's most celebrated guitar, with its long scale and 'petite bouche' soundhole.

The figure in the Brazilian rosewood body is particularlly vivid, from deep purple to cafe-au-lait, and perfectly bookmatched. Lightweight and resonant, the instrument weighs in at just 1.56kg (3lb. 15oz .) and the voice is notably deep and clear, with outstanding volume and projection. The neck is carved of elegant figured walnut, with a wonderfully comfortable D profile, slim in depth and nicely flattened across the back. The instrument has been maintained in superb condition, with all original hardware and finish, free of cracks, pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and supplied with an extra factory bridge to facilitate precise string action adjustment.

The MC-50B is rarely seen on the vintage market, and new examples can entail a considerable wait. True gypsy royalty, ready to rule over a campfire or a concert hall. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with light gauge silvered steel strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe black fitted plush lined hardshell case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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