1974 Jacques Favino 14 Fret Oval Hole #352 (Indian Rosewood Back and Sides) GREAT CONDITION!!
OMG!!! The condition of this classic 1974 Jacques Favino is nothing
short of breathtaking! It has had only two owners over it's long life
and has been well cared for. It is stunningly beautiful and looks much
the same way it did when it was carried out of Favino's shop over 30
years ago. A rare and precious find....so few of these guitars have
made it this long in such pristine condition. And even better, this
guitar is hands down the best sounding Favino I've ever had my hands on!
This guitar features Indian Rosewood back and sides, three piece Maple
neck, and a Spruce top. The measurements are typical for
a Modele #10
Favino: 16 1/2" body, 4" body
The scale is 670mm which Favino sometimes used, although he more often
used 675mm. The shorter scale makes it easier to play than many other
If you like the classic Favino sound on the early Boulou Ferre
recordings like Gypsy
, Bireli's early recordings (Swing
, or Han'sche Weiss/Lulu Reinhardt (LuluSwing
then this is the guitar for you!
The tone and projection of this particular Favino are stupendous. It is
by far the loudest and best sounding one I've ever had in the shop! It
has a lot more high end sparkle than Favinos normally have and it's not
nearly as nasal either. It's ultra crunchy and snappy...most other
Favinos would sound quite a bit darker by comparison. It has a very "open" tone with lots of natural reverb (the good kind that isn't grating or annoying). The volume it has
defies physics! It is even louder than a Busato which is not easily
done. Chords fill the room and single note lines pop out quickly with
clarity and definition. It's not as bass heavy as many other Favinos.
The bass register is very "tight" which keeps the guitar from sounding
to flubby. All in all, I'd say this one is God's gift to guitarists!
Something this special is not easy to come by.
As mentioned earlier, the condition of the guitar is excellent! It
has some very mild checking on the treble side of the back and and also
some checking on the top side. There is also a little checking and
nearly imperceivable pickwear on the top. There are a few small
scratches and a few places where the finish got chipped off the binding.
All these things are very minor and for the most part you need to get
out your magnifying glass to even see them.
At one point there was a pickup installed which is no longer there. Only the unwired endpin jack remains.
The hardware is all original by Salvatore Bilardi. These are the fancier
type tuners with the steel buttons, normally found only on the fancier
Macias models! They are in mint condition....they gleam and sparkle
under the stage lights.
Frets are new and the guitar has been professionally setup. It has super
slinky 2.8mm action. Plays like a fast modern archtop but still barks
like a dog!
The guitar comes with a custom Cedar Creek Alligator skin case made
specifically for this guitar! These cases cost over $400.
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