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 fascinating example is a more modern 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!
instrument is in good condition. It has numerous dings and scratches as
well as a top crack which runs the length of the top on the treble
side. The crack has been cleated and is secure. Some finish was rubbed
off the back near the upper treble bout. The label is missing but the JP
Favino decal is still on the headstock. although it's degraded quite a
bit which seems to be a recurring problem with his headstock decals. There
is very little fretwear.
The sound of this guitar is pure Favino! It has the unmistakable Favino
tone which features warm, nasal dims; 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. Yet, it is also unmistakably more
modern than the older Favinos, with a balance and sophistication that
allows for modern style Gypsy playing a la Adrien Moignard/Bireli
This is an amazing deal for an instrument built by one of the legendary luthier of Gypsy jazz!
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card
|Model Number||Modele #10|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||4 1/8"|
|Back and Sides||Indian Rosewood|
Michael, thank you for taking the time to speak with me about what I was looking for. I received the guitar and it sounds and plays great. I am very happy with it. For anyone looking to buy a speciality guitar (or any item for that matter), I have much more confidence and success with a purchase through a speciality shop like Michael's. He knows the music extremely well as well as the instruments.
Submitted by: Steve on 01/20/2021 12:39:05 PM
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.