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Maurice Dupont MC50

Sitka Spruce Top
Rosewood Back and Sides
Walnut Binding
Walnut Neck

This is the MC50, from Guitares Maurice Dupont, famed builder of some of the world's best Selmer/Maccaferri-style "Gypsy Jazz" instruments. The MC50 features a D-soundhole, solid Spruce Top, laminate East Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a one-piece Walnut neck. Walnut binding on the body is accented by multi-layered purfling in black and wood on the top, back, and sides. The fingerboard and bridge are of Ebony.

If you're looking for a superb guitar for Gypsy Jazz, this particular Dupont would be an excellent choice. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the vibe is spot-on. This instrument is set up perfectly and is very easy to play. If you wanted even more volume, a second bridge is included, and can literally be slipped in place under completely slack strings, to give you more height and volume (don't forget to adjust carefully for proper intonation.) But I like it where it is right now - very easy to fret and strum, but with a snappy tone and good projection for comping and for lead playing.

I took this instrument in on trade from the original owner. I've hung onto it for a while, as it's a treat to play. But chances are I am not going to be joining a Django revival band any time soon, and I need to be disciplined about what I am keeping (the 'collection' can get out of hand rather quickly here at Imagine Guitars.) And so, off this wonderful Dupont MC50 goes, to another soon-to-be-happy owner.

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