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 result is the Jazz S model which faetures a smaller body than 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 MOP position markers which I've only seen on one other Favino (which was owned by Gypsy virtuoso Raphael Fays.) The bridge is original and has a compensated B string for better intonation. There is a piezo pickup mounted under the top, with a jack on the lower treble bout.
Overall, I would describe 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.
The Favino model S has become very popular in recent years and is now played by the accomplished NYC rhythm player Ted Gottsegen, Shanghai based virtuoso Doug Martin, and Langley, Washington's Troy Chapman.
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|Model Number||Jazz S|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Back and Sides||Brazilian Rosewood|
|Tailpiece||Rosewood Cello Style|
|Tuners||Schaller Three on a Plate|