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New Favino Website - The Real Deal

Ted GottsegenTed Gottsegen Rowayton, CTModerator
Check it:

http://www.favino.com

IMO Jean-Pierre makes the best guitars out there. Unsurpassed.

A prime example of Jean-Pierre's transitionary work containing all of JP stylistic and construction innovations with a large Jacques body and bevelled headstock. 1995, 12 fret d-hole, an amazingly comfortable guitar to play with a dynamite sound.

Best,

Ted
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  • GadjangoGadjango New
    Posts: 26
    So Jean-Pierre is going to be building Gypsy Jazz guitars again? The pictures on the website look interesting, though I wish he would just make new ones that look like the old ones with the dark finish and such. I'd certainly buy one!
  • Ted GottsegenTed Gottsegen Rowayton, CTModerator
    Posts: 610
    Hi,
    Gadjango wrote:
    So Jean-Pierre is going to be building Gypsy Jazz guitars again?

    He never stopped building them.....
    Gadjango wrote:
    The pictures on the website look interesting, though I wish he would just make new ones that look like the old ones with the dark finish and such. I'd certainly buy one!

    Jean-Pierre builds his own instruments, not anyone elses. The guitars are, IMO, better than most of the old ones that I've played (and I've played many). His current designs have a depth of tone and character that is much better than anything any current maker is building. A deep, resonant, full bodied mid-range.

    Best,

    Ted
  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 5,747
    I have to agree with Ted on this....the guitars that J.P. Favino has been building since the late 80s are IMO the pinnacle of the Selmer design. His guitars have a balance and projection that you just don't hear anywhere else. Some people really like the brash sound of the old Favinos...that's cool too but I think J.P. really improved the design immensely.

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  • fraterfrater Prodigy
    Posts: 763
    Any clue about the price of the jazz model?
  • ElliotElliot Madison, WisconsinNew
    Posts: 551
    Would I be hearing one on the Pearl Django Book CD?
  • FopaFopa San FranciscoNew
    Posts: 125
    I couldn't find any mention of prices on the site. Anyone know how much they are?
    -fopa
  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 5,747
    Elliot wrote:
    Would I be hearing one on the Pearl Django Book CD?

    Greg Ruby has an early 80s Favino...different then what J.P. makes now. I don't think he was playing it on any of those cuts anyway...


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  • Ted GottsegenTed Gottsegen Rowayton, CTModerator
    edited April 2006 Posts: 610
    Fopa wrote:
    I couldn't find any mention of prices on the site. Anyone know how much they are?

    Approx. 4500€ for the base model (about $5500), things like ebony tailpieces, inlays, etc are more expensive, obviously. Shipping is around $300., and import taxes will add anywhere from $300-$500 to the price so add another $1K to ballpark what you'll be spending. You could always pick the guitar up in person to save that money.

    As of October '05 he had a 14 month waiting list, which could have gone either up or down since that time. I've placed two order with JP, if you have questions drop them here and I'll answer as best I can.

    Best,

    Ted
  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 5,747
    Fopa wrote:
    I couldn't find any mention of prices on the site. Anyone know how much they are?

    Ted knows the current prices....I don't think you can get one for less then 6K...

    But it's worth it!

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  • ElliotElliot Madison, WisconsinNew
    Posts: 551
    It would be nice if someone could point out a readily accessible video or audio file where we can hear one in action, but Holy Grail mythology aside, in a sane world the Dollar would be worth what it should be in terms of comparative purchasing power, which is all of one Euro.

    :evil: - is that the pissed off icon?
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