1978 Jacques Favino 14 Fret Oval Hole Guitar #640 (Cedar Top - Indian Rosewood Back and Sides) HSCDefault Manufacturer1978 Jacques Favino 14 Fret Oval Hole Guitar #640 (Cedar Top - Indian Rosewood Back and Sides)Arts & Entertainmentjacques-favino-oval-hole-6409940View OfferDjangoBooks.comhttps://www.djangobooks.com/Item/jacques-favino-oval-hole-640
1978 Jacques Favino 14 Fret Oval Hole Guitar #640 (Cedar Top - Indian Rosewood Back and Sides) HSC
Here is a classic Jacques Favino in absolutely astounding condition!
Serial #640, built in 1978. This has to be the best condition I've ever
seen for a Jacques Favino. Looks like it was barely played....a miracle
considering the damage most Favinos suffer. This guitar was previously
owned by the German Gypsy jazz virtuoso Ismael Reinhardt (he now plays
a vintage Selmer).
This guitar features Indian Rosewood back and sides, three piece maple
neck, and a Cedar top (rather rare!). The measurements are typical for
a Modele #10 Favino: 675mm scale, 16 1/2" body, 4" body
If you like the classic Favino sound on the early Boulou Ferre
recordings like Gypsy
Dreams and Pour
Django, Bireli's early recordings (Swing
'81 and Routes
to Django), or Han'sche Weiss/Lulu Reinhardt (LuluSwing)
then this is the guitar for you!
Sound wise this Favino is hard to beat. It is without a doubt my
favorite Jacques Favino that has come through the shop. It has a
marvelous high end that is so clear but not harsh. The projection of
lead lines is astounding and chords are just ultra crunchy. There is a
nice "openness" to the sound that gives it a lot of character. The low
end is very defined which allows for precise single note runs on the
low strings without becoming muddy or diffuse. Overall, the tone is
very rich and clear with the most high end "sparkle" I've ever seen on
a Jacques Favino (Favinos are usually darker and more midrange focused
then Selmers or Busatos).
This guitar was played professionally by Ismael Reinhardt so the setup
and playability are perfect. The action is shocklingly low at 2.75mm
and plays very easily with 10 or 11 gauge Argentine strings. Doesn't
get better than this folks, you can play even the most difficult
passages with ease. Every note is clear as a bell....can be played hard
without any fret buzz. The frets are jumbo size.
The hardware is all original by Salvatore Bilardi. The tuners are the
backwards turning type SBs. One of the tuning buttons was replaced.
The condition is extra fine. There are no cracks. Some minor pick
and a few small scratches and dings. The guitar appears to have been
oversprayed. There is evidence of a removed MOP dot at the fourth fret.
Don't ask me what that's about! Maybe a mistake when it was built.
The case is a bit beat up with an improvised handle.
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