THIS GUITAR HAS BEEN SOLD TO A VERY DESERVING GJ LOVER! ;-)
I have for your interest a 1996 Dupont Model MD35 gypsy jazz guitar, originally owned by Steve Miller (of the Steve Miller Band) who autographed the back of the headstock. This guitar is in excellent, brand-new-like condition and has no notable flaws, actually none to be seen. It has excellent action, playability, and tone.
It has a tight grained spruce top which now has earned at least 26 years of aging.
This is a "Square Label" guitar which refers to the early days before the current standard label was used and it is considered by many that the guitars during that period received the highest level of craftsmanship and likely by a single luthier, often Maurice himself, though there is no absolute evidence of this.
The model "35" indicates that it is a custom version of the standard MD50, the unique customization of which is that it's made of solid Koa back and sides.
I came to own this some time ago. I had an excellent setup done on it by a well-known gypsy jazz guitar tech. It now includes 4 bridges: two original ebony ones, and two that were custom made by the tech to produce different action heights and greater hardness for better sound transfer. They all work. They're all good. The new buyer gets them all so can choose which works best for them.
I was a guitar collector, currently have 3 gypsy jazz guitars and thought this one deserved an owner who would play it more than I do.
The pics were taken for this ad so they represent its current condition perfectly.
Here's a video of this exact guitar being played: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI1woHEUbcY
Here are its specs:
1996 Dupont MD-35 Guitar Specs
Model Number MD35
Serial Number (blocked for now)
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 7/8"
Back and Sides Koa (Solid)
Neck Walnut (Modern C Shape)
Tailpiece DR Gold
Tuners Kluson Gold
Action 2.75 mm
Strings Argentine 1510 (.10’s) or 1510MF (.11’s)
Case Original Hard Shell –Made by Boblen in Canada as are all current (as of Feb-21) Dupont cases
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 3.95 lbs
I am asking $XXXX for this extremely rare, beautiful, and playable guitar.
I can be somewhat negotiable so don't hesitate to make a reasonable offer.
Local pickup in the NYC/Long Island area is preferred. I can also arrange for direct pickup in the Frederick, MD area also. However, if a buyer needs it shipped, I pack very well and ship very carefully.
Get in touch if interested. I love answering reasonable questions so don't hesitate to ask. If you’d like to speak directly with me, contact me through my direct email address, [email protected] and we can arrange phone contact.
Check out the video clip link I've posted as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI1woHEUbcY
Thanks for looking.