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Here is a rare example of an early Jacques Favino guitar from the
1960s! Despite it's unconventional looks, it is a very, very serious
instrument with all the bark, volume, and tone you'd expect from the
best vintage Favinos, Busatos, Selmers, etc.
Jacques was building two models during this period: the modèle 1A and
the fancier modèle 1B. Like the famous Enrico Macias model, this Favino
1B features block MOP fret markers, laminated maple back and sides, and
a four piece spruce top. The rosewood fingerboard and headstock are bound and there is a
typical Favino three piece maple neck. All the hardware is original including a nice set of SB tuners. The frets are new.
Jacques Favino routinely made guitars for Jean Beuscher, a prominent Parisian music retailer. Like many of Favino's early guitars, this one has a Jean Beuscher label even though it was made entirely by Jacques Favino.
The overall proportions are significantly smaller than typical Favinos.
The body is a comfortable 15 1/4" wide, 3 9/16" deep, and the scale
length is 635mm.
The top has a beautiful bombe (top arch) which gives the guitar a
really explosive tone. The back is also beautifully arched, more so
than on most Favinos. It actually looks more like the arched backs that Busato constructed, a technique Favino may have borrowed from his days as an apprentice of Busato himself.
The guitar is strung with 10 gauge Argentine strings and has 3.5mm
action. Tonally the guitar is quite
exceptional and compares well with other top rated vintage Gypsy
guitars. Other 1B models I've played have been quite bright and more
Busato like in tone. This one is exceptional in that it has the classic
Jacques Favino sound! It has a particularly thick midrange with that
classic Favino "honk." Bass notes are present and precise while the
highs are warm and round. This guitar has the legendary Favino bark
which projects better than even the finest new guitars. And like most
vintage guitars, it has that elusive "mojo" or "character" that guitars
only attain after decades of use.
Overall the guitar is in very good condition. It has a few long top
cracks which have been professionally repaired. There are a couple of
places where the binding of the fingerboard cracked. It appears that
this guitar once had a floating pickguard as there are small screw holes drilled in
the bridge, fingerboard, and side.
Hardshell case included.
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit
card. 4% for International orders.