Maurice Dupont (1959-) belongs to this generation of highly talented luthiers of the post Franco-Italian generation. Trained in mechanical engineering, in love with manufacturing processes of all kinds, it is the guitar and its craftsmanship that motivated him and lead him to enter the Meilleur Ouvrier de France competition, which he obtains thanks to a craftsmanship as clean and neat as it is original. Based in Cognac, his very faithful reissues of Selmer models were a proverbial kick in the anthill of this specific instrument making at a time when a revival of the genre was taking place. Maurice Dupont thus enjoyed international success and became the leader of a movement that went global through contemporary communication methods. While Selmer type models by Maurice Dupont from the 1990s to today are still very popular, it should also be noted that – in the purest Franco-Italian or Mirecourt tradition – the Dupont workshop has produced all types of guitars. Thus, Maurice Dupont is also an important name in the history of French lutherie.