2001 Jean-Pierre Favino 2001 Jean-Pierre Favino Favino Exquisite example of the Favino legacy. Arts & Entertainment jp-favino-oval-hole Modele S 7000.00 DjangoBooks.com

2001 Jean-Pierre Favino

2001 Jean-Pierre Favino
This guitar represents the final culmination of over 50 years of Favino guitars. Jean-Pierre has taken the lessons of his father to improve the playability, volume, and tone of the Favino guitar. The body is smaller then the original Favino. It is actually nearly identical to a Selmer: 15 3/4" wide, 4" deep.  Scale length is 666mm which is slightly shorter then a Selmer (670mm). The back and sides are amazing Brazilian Rosewood, the top is Cedar, and it has a Maple neck. Other innovations include the solid wood tailpiece (ala Benedetto) and a fingerboard extension that goes all the way to up the 24th fret. This guitar also has very cool little position markers which I've only seen on one other Favino (which was owned by Gypsy virtuoso Raphael Fays.) There is a piezo pickup mounted under the top, with a jack on the bottom bout.

This guitar is without a doubt both the loudest, and most playable Selmer type guitar I've ever come across. Rarely do these two attributes occur in one guitar. The smaller body yields a clear, cutting high end that is incredibly present yet not harsh. The sound is very dry with no sympathetic ringing, strange harmonics, etc. Every note has a very strong, and clear fundamental. And unlike most guitars with a smaller body, this guitar still has some decent low end. So it can still handle rhythm well. The guitar "speaks" very easily....even the lightest pick attack will produce substantial volume.

Overall, I would definitely describes this guitar as the ultimate modern Gypsy jazz lead machine. If you like to play Minor Swing one moment, and then Donna Lee the next, this is the guitar for you. Any of the high speed, modern Gypsy-Bop licks of Bireli, Stochelo, etc. are easily executed on this guitar. It almost plays itself.

This model has become very popular and is now played by the accomplished NYC rhythm player Ted Gottsegen.
The guitar is in excellent condition with no cracks or dings at all. Looks like it has less then 100 hours of playing on it.

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Set Up Options (takes 2-4 weeks)
Install Clear Pick Guard ($60.00)
Install High Quality Ebony Tailpiece Ins ($40.00)
Set Up Special: Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Adjust Action and Truss Rod ($215.00)
Install Strap Button in Heel and Endpin ($30.00)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No Pickup
Dupont Bigtone ($465.00)
Geronimo Mateos LC Pickup ($485.00)
K and K Pure Maccaferri ($280.00)
K and K Definity System ($240.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup ($245.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist (Includes Pre Amp) ($295.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 1 (Includes Pre Amp and 1 Thumbwheel Control) ($305.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 2 (Includes Pre Amp and 2 Thumbwheel Controls ($310.00)
Would you like to upgrade your guitars tuners?
No upgrade
Install Schaller Three on a Plate Tuners ($165.00)
Install Saga Deluxe Tuners ($175.00)
Install Schaller Classic Deluxe Tuners ($230.00)
Install DR Brass Tuners ($465.00)
Guitar Specs
Brand Favino
Year 2001
Model Number Modele S
Serial Number 2002
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Excellent
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 666mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 4"
Top Cedar
Back and Sides Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Walnut
Finish Nitrocellulose
Tailpiece Rosewood Cello Style
Tuners Schaller Three on a Plate
Action 2.2mm
Strings Argentine 1610
Case TKL Hardshell
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.2lbs
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