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1963 Jacques Favino 1B

1963 Jacques Favino 1B
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.
Pricing Info:
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Guitar Specs
Brand Favino
Year Circa 1963
Model Number 1B
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Good
Size 15 1/4"
Scale Length 635mm
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Body Depth 3 9/16"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides European Maple (Laminate)
Neck Maple (Three Piece)
Fingerboard Rosewood
Binding Indian Rosewood
Tailpiece Trapeze
Tuners SB Nickel
Action 3.5mm
Strings Argentine 1610
Case Hardshell Black
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod No
Weight 4.15 lbs

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