This excellent Favino was built during the "transitional" period of the Favino workshop. Jacques Favino retired sometime in 1978, but his son Jean-Pierre continued to make guitars in the style of his father. During the 1980s Jean-Pierre began experimenting with various design changes which culminated in the modele S that he makes today. This guitar is a variation of the old modele #10 which became legendary in the hands of so many of the top players from 1960s-70s.
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 (Lulu Swing) then this is the guitar for you!
This guitar has a spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, and has a walnut neck. This Favino was built with Jean-Pierre's special 666mm scale which makes it a bit easier to play than the longer 675mm Favinos.
The sound of this guitar is pure Favino! It has the unmistakeable Favino tone which features warm, nasal mids; full bodied lows; and rounded highs. This guitar is quite dry and free of bothersome overtone ringing, making it very clear and easy to hear in group settings. It has character galore...play a chromatic run and you instantly get the gusty, hard fisted sound that the Alsatian/German Gypsies like Moreno and Hans'che Weiss are famous for. Favinos like this love to be played hard, and the more force you play this guitar with the better it sounds. Chordal work is snappy with lots of punch and attitude which is all underpinned with a rich, tight lowend. This guitar certainly does not lack personality, that is for certain!
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|Model Number||Modele #10|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||4 1/8"|
|Back and Sides||Indian Rosewood|
The original "Wegen" Gypsy Guitar pick. 3.5mm thick, 30mm long, 26mm wide.
The original Gypsy jazz strings! Used by Django Reinhard and nearly every other Gypsy guitarist.
Vintage Django tone for Selmer/Maccaferri oval hole guitars.