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Gypsy Swing guitar - Busato Model

BUSATO

As with "Selmer" guitars, some musicians entrusted to us their "Busato" models for restoration. This allowed us to examine and analyze them in detail.
With that experience and complete knowledge of the gipsy guitars, we are the leader in this style of instrument. So it is natural that we have been asked to re-create these models. Having identified the ideal characteristics from the guitars that have passed through our hands, and registered the brand and model, we currently offer a complete range.

The soundboard is in sitka spruce, with French spruce as an alternative, the finger board in ebony; the width of the neck is 44,5 mm at the nut. The body join the neck at the 14th fret, the scale is 670 mm and the truss rod is accessible from the soundhole. Some models have gold machine heads, a nickel-plated "BB" type tailpiece, with arch back in mahogany, rosewood or maple.

All models are available for left-handed players at no extra cost.

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Guitare Jazz Manouche Dupont - Modèle Selmer MD30

"DI MAURO" STYLE

This instrument is based on our "Selmer" model, keeping the same general dimensions (tuning fok, soundboard, fingerboard, etc.).

The soundboard is the same as the Busato model and there is no rosette on the top but holes inspired by the "Di Mauro" model.

All models are available for left-handed players at no extra cost.

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Gypsy Swing guitar - Selmer Model

"SELMER" STYLE

This is the guitar popularized by Django Reinhardt around the world. The model is distinguished by an O-shaped soundhole with the neck joined to the body at the 14 th fret. The scale is 670 mm.

The soundboard is in solid spruce, with red cedar as an option; the fingerboard is ebony. Tthe neck is 44,5 mm at the nut. The truss rod is accessible from the soundhole, with gold machine heads and nickel- plated "Selmer" type tailpiece. The two bridges delivered with the guitar are in rosewood dyed ebony.

All models are available for left-handed players at no extra cost.

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Gypsy Swing guitar - Maccafferi Model

"SELMER MACCAFERRI" STYLE

These guitars are made according to the "Selmer Maccaferri" model which Django Reinhardt used until it was replaced by the "Selmer" model. It is distinguished by its reversed D-shaped soundhole and the body joins the neck at the 12th fret. A 14th fret neck is also available. The "Maccaferri" guitars were originally fitted with an internal soundbox, here available at an additional cost. The scale is 649 mm.

The soundboard is offered in solid spruce or red cedar, the fingerboard in ebony. The width of the neck is 44,5 mm at the nut; the truss rod is accessible from the soundhole. The instrument is completed by gold machine heads and nickel plated "Selmer" type tailpiece. The two bridges delivered with the guitar are in rosewood dyed ebony.

All models are available for left-handed players at no extra cost.

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Gypsy Swing guitar - Maccafferi Classical Model

"SELMER MACCAFERRI" CLASSICAL STYLE

These guitars are made according to the "Selmer Maccaferri" model which Django Reinhardt used until it was replaced by the "Selmer" model. It is distinguished by its reversed D-shaped soundhole and the body joins the neck at the 12th fret. A 14th fret neck is also available. The "Maccaferri" guitars were originally fitted with an internal soundbox, here available at an additional cost. The scale is 649 mm.

The soundboard is offered in solid spruce or red cedar, the fingerboard in ebony. The width of the neck is 44,5 mm at the nut; the truss rod is accessible from the soundhole. The instrument is completed by gold machine heads and nickel plated "Selmer" type tailpiece. The two bridges delivered with the guitar are in rosewood dyed ebony.

All models are available for left-handed players at no extra cost.

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Gypsy Swing guitar - Old Reserve

OLD RESERVE

Having repaired many "Selmer" and "Maccaferri" type guitars, including re-building missing or broken pieces, we had the idea of making a guitar in the same spirit of those restorations.
Thus the Dupont "Vieille Reserve" model was born.
It is the most exact replica of the "Selmer" jazz guitar. All our know-how and most seasoned woods have gone into the creation of this exceptional instrument.

The dimensions are the same as the "Selmer" type guitar. Similary, we use the same species of woods; the back and sides are in laminated Indian rosewood.

This model is finished with a nitro-shellac mixture applied with spray gun after filling the pores by hand. The machine heads and tailpiece marked DM, are designed and built in our workshop; they are exact copies of the original.

Each Veille Reserve guitar is numbered and delivered with a certificate of authentification and a bottle of Cognac.

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Guitare Jazz Manouche Dupont - Modèle Selmer MD30

TENOR & PLECTRUM

All models are available for left-handed players at no extra cost.

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Gypsy Swing guitar - Special Model

SPECIAL

Inspired by our own imagination, or at the specific request of a customer, we occasionally create instruments which differ in various ways from existing models.

Thus instruments like the "Romane" (commissioned by Romane himself) or unique models with marquetry and mother of pearl are conceived.

Whilst unique instruments remain exceptional pieces, the "Romane" is now included in our catalogue and has become a Dupont "Signature" instrument.

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