Not sure I really want to sell this guitar because of the sentimental attachment, but I figured I would offer it for sale just in case anyone is interested. I will probably regret it if this guitar does sell since Jon Delaney was one of my biggest inspirations when first starting to play gypsy jazz. Who knows....maybe I'll change my mind and take this listing down.
This guitar used to belong to Jon Delaney. Here is his original ad from 2016: https://djangobooks.com/forum/discussion/15020/
Here is the listing from Djangobooks: https://www.djangobooks.com/Item/jean-pierre-favino-658
Here is the listing from GypsyGuitars.com: https://gypsyguitars.com/inventory/instruments/253
As you can see, it is a well used guitar. I think the pictures show the condition much better than I can describe it.
The original bridge and shims are included. I had another bridge built for it and the action is around 2.8mm low E & 2.5mm high E and the guitar plays fantastically.
There are lots of videos of Jon playing it so you can get an idea of how it sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKz2lrHGkfQ
Here's a video of me playing it at a recent gig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_D9n3Mci2Q
If it does not sell by Django in June 2023, I will bring it there and I will be there from June 13-16.
Album full of pics: https://imgur.com/a/1XwJwIw
If interested, send me a message to discuss price and shipping.
oh man.... this guitar, that sound.🙏
And revisiting those Jon Delaney videos.... it all hits home with an extra punch, of grand beautiful melancholy.
This is a GREAT sounding guitar - I’ve heard it played by the seller many times.
Hey @geese_com I noticed in one of the Jon videos, the guitar had a pickguard. I also see in Jon's original ad that it was lifting off some. My guess would be that some of the adhesive lifted some of that finish off. It's cool that you ended up with that guitar. I definitely profited from your Chez Jacquet soundslice transcription and learned to play it back around the time Jon passed. I know you move your guitars a lot, but I have a feeling this might be one you'd regret letting go. Especially considering your personal connection to the man.
I owned that guitar before John Delaney. I bought it from a gentleman from Victoria B.C.
When I had it, it still had the original Bilardi tuners.
I had it with me the first time ” Les Doigts de L’homme ” came at Django In June.
You can reach me for more informations.