Luthier: Jean Pierre Favino
Serial #: 1130
Top: European Spruce
Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Tailpiece: Ebony Hand Carved
Owner: Doug Martin
This guitar is a grand bouche without the fretboard extension. As with most of JP’s guitars these days the back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, Maple neck and Spruce top. This guitar has the MOP block fret inlays as well. It’s not actually mother-of
pearl but some sort of plastic-like material which he didn’t know the name in English.
The guitar is light but I have yet to weigh it at this time. It has a nice dry low end with nice cutting trebles that “pop” as well. Overall nicely balanced and is the ultimate “all around” jazz guitar regardless of what style you want to play that day! This thing out of the box sounds somewhat aged already. JP said the wood was old but I forgot to ask him how old more or less he was talking.
I saw Stochelo in Germany and he signed the back of the headstock.
The photos are from when the guitar was new. It’s been all over the world with me including France, Germany, China, Australia, and has quite a few war scars now but is as dazzling as ever.