***NEW PRICE!!!*** Jean-Pierre 1990 Favino 14 Fret D Hole Guitar with Hardshell Case ***SOLD!!!***
This guitar is from Jean-Pierre Favinos transitional period (late 80s
to mid 90s). Guitars from this era still have the body size and longer
scale length of the older Jacques Favino guitars: 16 3/4" wide, 4"
deep. 675mm scale. However, the sound is more balanced and less "honky"
then the old Favinos. This guitar has a lot of "middle" frequencies,
which older Favinos dont have. It gives the guitar a very even, and
more modern sound. If played lightly, it can sound a bit like an
archtop, but if played hard, especially close to the bridge, it will
"bark" like the Gypsy guitars of yore.
Robin Nolan plays the oval hole version of this guitar which sounds
almost exactly the same. His was built only a year earlier. He gets a
fantastic modern Gypsy tone out of it. See: Favino
The back and sides are Indian Rosewood, the top is Spruce, and it has a
Mahogany neck. The fingerboard extension goes all the way to up the
25th fret. There is a strap pin mounted on the heel. It has very nice
DR tuners (0!) and an original Billardi tailpiece. These tailpieces
are very hard to find and are now very collectible.
This was my personal guitar for the last three years. I played it on
hundreds of gigs including DjangoFest NW, Django in June, and
Djangofest Sante Fe. It was also used to record the CDs for the Gypsy
Rhythm and Unaccompanied Django books. Here are some sound samples: Favino D
This guitar was also owned by the accomplished rhythm player Ted
The guitar is in good condition. It has one crack on the top that was
professionally repaired over five years ago by Jean-Pierre Favino
himself. It has the sorts of dings and checking youd expect from a
guitar that has been played a lot. But nothing serious.
This is the CASH price...add 3% if youd like to pay with a credit
card (4% for international credit cards.)