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1960's Modèle 1 B

Laminated maple back and sides, solid spruce top, three piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. before Jacques Favino made the "grand modèle" we are most familiar with, he made this modèle and the modèle 1 A. a sort of smaller version of his later guitar with a round soundhole... this particular model is quite rare today, and is the "fancier" of the two... it is now fitted with a set of DR tuners and DR tailpiece, and it sounds and plays great...for half the price of the bigger sisters.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1960's 1A 14 fret round hole

this guitar is one of 2 models Jacques Favino made in the 60's..1A simpler..and 1B "fancier".. this one has a solid spruce top, three piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, laminated rosewood back and sides.. the tuners have been changed.. it's likely to have had SB's.. boy, I hate it when people steal them.. they're worth so much money now, that few people seem to hesitate to take them.. this guitar surprised me, because it sounds a lot better than I imagined..almost as good as it's bigger sisters, and that takes you to the Favino World for nearly half the money..!!!! NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1965 14 Fret Oval Hole #10

This is the earliest Grand Modele Jacques Favino I have ever had with serial #10.. laminated rosewood back and sides, spruce top, ebony fingerboard with three piece maple neck. SB tuners, and replacement DR tailpiece. the guitar has a thin overspay all over, and has been refretted. excellent sound an playability. these guitars are becoming near impossible to find.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1970 14Fret Oval Hole #144

laminated maple back and sides.. three piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard. dot inlays (later the Macias model gets block inlays).. minor pick wear on the top. strap button added on the heel.. SB tuners with metal buttons..great sounding and playing early oval hole... this is as good as they get.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1970 Enrico Macias #148

laminated curly maple back and sides, 3 piece maple neck with thick ebony fingerboard. this is the earliest Macias I've ever seen... at some point in it's life, it was sent to Jean Pierre Favino who refretted it and shot a clear overspray on the whole guitar, and as was his custom, added his own decal logo on the headstock. it sounds and plays excellent..!!! NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1970's 14 fret oval

over the course of its life, this guitar lost the label.. it is a Jacques guitar.. it has a slimmer neck, and is fitted with a pick up in the bridge, most probably a Big Tone.. since the guitar came from Germany...! excellent sound and playability OHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1970's 14 fret Oval Hole

the top, back and sides have been completely oversprayed, and a couple of cracks repaired, with the area of the pickguard filled.. the neck is original, and it has been refretted..it is fitted with the original SB tuners that turn backwards.. excellent playability and sound.. NEW HSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1971 Grand Modele #171

classic model form the "Golden Era" of Jacques Favino's work.. outfitted with a period Stimer..outstanding sound and playability. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1971 14 fret oval hole #171

early model..laminated rosewood back and sides. solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, 3 piece maple neck, SB tuners with metal button. DR tailpiece upgrade..this guitar is one of the best sounding one i've ever had.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1972 14 Fret Oval Hole LEFTY

this is only the 3rd lefty Jacques Favino i have seen in 30 years..needless to say they are rarer than rare..but this one is in like NEW condition. solid spruce top, laminated brazilian back and sides, three piece maple neck, with ebony fingerboard. original SB tuners, and tailpiece. only the bridge is a recent replacement by JP Favino. the serial # was carefully erased at some point in it's life, but the label is totally intact, and shows the 1972 date handwritten by Jacques himself.. this guitar plays and sounds great, needing nothing but to be played by a lucky southpaw. as a footnote, a new Jean Pierre Favino custom lefty would set someone back nearly $7K, making this 36 year old original an actual bargain.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1973 Petite Bouche #296

This is an outstanding example of "Jacques'" work built during his "Golden Era"..( not forgetting that his son Jean Pierre and TWO helpers..Gino Papiri and Ugo Terraneo were buiding these guitars with him all along..that's FOUR sets of hands)..So when certain comments are made about a guitar being a "Jacques" guitar..one needs to remember, that HIS guitars were made by 8 hands..!!! One originality about this one is the slim fast neck..illustrating that one could indeed get whatever neck shape one wanted..laminated rosewood back and sides, solid spruce top, three piece maple neck with an ebony fingerboard and original SB tuners.. it arrives today in brilliant condition..not a crack in sight.. somebody had the top "shaded" to cover an area of pick wear, as well as the addition of a clear "golpeador" to further protect the top.. perfect top geometry..perfect neck..perfect playability..OUTSTANDING sound.. this is indeed a great one..and of course getting harder and harder and harder to find in any condition.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1973 Oval Hole #297

Spruce top. Maple back and sides, Ebony fingerboard, three piece maple neck. Modèle Macias with block inlays. unusual Favino logo on the headstock as well as metal button SB tuners. here is a rare version on the gypsy guitar, in excellent condition.. no cracks... it's been played, but not abused.. at some point somebody had a pick up installed, with end pin jack... nothing's in it now.. excellent tone and playability. HSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1974 Oval Hole #352

rarely in the gypsy world do 30 year old guitars turn up in this condition.. this guitar was bought from the original owner who basically played it at home and took great care of it.. excellent gypsy sound and playability.. some years ago, he had a saddle pick up installed professionally.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1974 14 Fret Oval Hole #369

Laminated Indian rosewood back and sides.three piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard. this guitar has several hairline cracks on the top that are closed and not going anywhere.. the body has been oversprayed and the neck has been refinished..SB Tuners with metal buttons.(one button is replaced). excellent sound and playability NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1975 Oval Hole #418

Solid Spruce top. Laminated Rosewood back and sides, 3 piece Maple neck, with Ebony fingerboard. SB tuners. Another beautiful example, not quite as clean as #448, but equally good sounding and playing, fitted with an internal pick up. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1975 Oval Hole #448

Solid Spruce top. laminated Rosewood back and sides. 3 piece Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard. SB tuners. A beautiful example, 100 percent original(except the bridge). Great sound and playability. with a Big Tone pick up installed. a gorgeous 30 year old guitar that is getting harder to find.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1976 D hole #489

solid spruce top, laminated rosewood back and sides, three piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard.. rare model, in excellent condition, with the mandatory added pickguard.. excellent playability and sound, fitted with a Mc Intyre internal pick up... this 12 fret model was played by Matelo Ferret, this is a LONG SCALE 670mm instrument.. not the short scale version.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1976 Oval Hole #501

Solid spruce top, laminated rosewood back and sides, three piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard.SB tuners. in 1998, Jean Pierre Favino refretted the guitar for Serge Krief, and oversprayed the back of the neck..he put a little paper label inside stating his repair.. excellent playability and sound... NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1976 14 Fret Oval #518

Laminated rosewood back and sides, solid spruce top, three piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard. the guitar shows a bit of gypsy life, with a hit on the top, and some scratches. but an excellent gypsy voice. the guitar is refretted and the playability is great.. there is a Big Tone installed.. this guitar is ready to go.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1976 oval hole #518

laminated Indian rosewood back and sides.. three piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard, this guitar shows a little bit of gypsy life.. primarely a hit on the top that is kinda ugly, but has no bearing on the integrity of the top...great gypsy voice..excellent playability.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1977 Petite Bouche #547

This guitar shows a little "gypsy life".. scrapes and nicks, but no cracks anywhere..the frets are in great shape..the action is spot on, so is the playability and sound. with a cedar top which seems to have been a "classic" option during the 1970's..laminated rosewood back and sides, three piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard, and sporting the original tailpiece and SB tuners. it is the quintessential Favino.. no apologies for the shadows in the photos... I feel they create a certain seasonal mood... NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1977 14 Fret Oval Hole #553

This is a Jacques Favino guitar, that was sent back to Jean Pierre Favino.. he refinished it, and refretted it. As per his customary, he glued his decal on the headstock. laminated rosewood, ebony board, three piece maple neck, with original SB tuners and tailpiece.. the guitar is ready to go..!! perfect action and playability. and excellent gypsy sound.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1977 Oval Hole #561

Solid Spruce top, laminated Rosewood back and sides, 3 piece Maple neck, with Ebony fingerboard replaced and refretted, SB tuners. This guitar shows it's had a gypsy life. With scrapes and scars, but it's the best sounding of the lot I have today. HSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1977 14 Fret oval Hole #561duplicate

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1977 14 fret oval Hole #569

laminated Rosewood back and sides, tinted european solid Spruce top, 3 piece maple neck with an Ebony fingerboard, original SB tuners. the classic Jacques Favino guitar in excellent condition, that is getting harder and harder to find, and is getting more and more expensive.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1977 Enrico Macias LEFTY #579

I thought I would NEVER have a lefty Favino for sale..!!! I do.. this is a Macias model.. laminated maple back and sides, solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard, three piece maple neck. the fingerboard was replaced and I have the original one with the mother of toilet rectangular inlays. the tuners have been replaced with Klusons.. this guitar is in suberb condition, needing absolutely nothing..on the back of the headstock, in the finish one can see "Speciale Gaucher" "special lefty".. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1977 14 fret oval hole #582

absolutely fantastic one owner guitar is near new almost never played condition..unusual and original three piece Beechwood neck (Hetre en francais).. the rest is standard.. ebony board.. Indian rosewood laminates.. excellent playability and sound.. Jacques' guitars are the "...." and the price keeps going up NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1978 14 fret oval hole #612

cedar top, laminated rosewood back and sides,solid spruce top, three piece neck with ebony fingerboard.SB tuners and DR tailpiece.. the top has overspray and it has been refretted..fitted with a Big Tone pick up, it sounds and plays great NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1978 Oval Hole #648

Solid cedar top, laminated rosewood back and sides, three piece maple neck. this guitar belonged to Maurice FERRE. the previous owner took lessons from him and ended up buying the guitar. some years ago, he sent it to Jean Pierre Favino, who, AS PER HIS USUAL, replaced the tuners, refretted, and oversprayed it. I have a 1983 method from Romane playing the same guitar. I have posted a comparative photo so one can notice the curvaceous body differences..!!! excellent condition, sound and playablility... NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1979 14 fret oval #658

Solid spruce top, laminated Indian rosewood back and sides, three piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard. SB tuners, and original bridge..(a true rarity), this guitar has a top scrape that looks like a crack.. pumpkin color top and sunburst back of the neck.. this guitar is 100% original and sounds a plays great..needs nothing but a new owner..these are gettting harder and harder to find, and more and more expensive as well.. if you can't (or choose not to ) afford a Busato or a Selmer, this is the best money can buy.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1979 Oval Hole #667

Solid Cedar top, laminated Rosewood back and sides, 3 piece Maple neck, with Ebony fingerboard. SB tuners one of the few with a Cedar top, excellent sound and playability, light overspray on the body only. OHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1979 Grand Modele #667

Solid Cedar Top, Laminated rosewood back and sides, three piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. the guitar has been refretted, outfitted with original tailpiece and SB tuners..classic Favino sound.. comes in the super rare original hardshell case...ready to go..priced to sell.. you cannot find a Favino guitar for less in France at this time.. OHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1979 14 Fret Oval Hole #686

The guitar has been refretted, and the finish has been removed from the back of the neck, it has the almost mandatory added pickguard..as you can see in the photos, most of the finish on the back and sides has "peeled" off as well..structurally, it is in perfect condition.. it has a set of original brass finish SB tuners and tailpiece.. the playability is impeccable, and the sound is outstanding.. making it obvious, as to why 70's Favino guitars are disappearing... NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1980 14 fret oval hole #750

beautiful laminated brazilian back and sides, three piece maple neck with ebony board.. the top shows a trace of a small clear pickguard having been there.. it's gone now... the sound and playability are excellent as usual for a Jacques guitar.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1980 14 fret Oval #751

This is a gorgeous example of the "Macias" model.. laminated maple back and sides, with 3 piece maple neck. ebony fingerboard and solid european spruce top with original SB tuners. The guitar has had 2 top cracks repaired and cleated and are perfectly stable.. the overall condition is superb and the playabilty and sound outstanding. It is equipped with a "Fishman" adjustable bridge and the sound amplified is excellent. however if somebody insisted, the whole rig could be taken off without a problem, and the original bridge put back for a total acoustic experience..!! you will notice that it comes with the near impossible to find original hardshell case.. back in the day, in France, most buyers would have their dear Mommy sew them a beautiful gigbag made from a plaid tablecloth..!! hence the rarety..here is an incentive the price has been lowered from $8500 to $7500 OHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1980 14 Fret Oval Hole #767

solid spruce to, laminated Brazilian rosewood back and sides, three piece maple neck, with ebony fingerboard.. the original SB tuners are still on the guitar.. two cracks along the board extension are repaired, as well as another top crack.. excellent sound and playability.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1980's 14 fret oval

this a Jean Pierre Favino guitar..gone is the 3 piece maple neck, replaced by a mahogany neck..gone is his father's label. there is a decal on the headstock and a "marque au fer" on the neck block. laminated rosewood back and sides, solid spruce top. this guitar has 2 pick ups.. a Big Tone in the bridge, and a conctact pu under the top.. excellent playability and sound.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1981 14 Fret Oval #801

this guitar used to belong to famous Corsican guitar player Paolo Quilici..laminated curly maple back and sides, three piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard, solid spruce top.. the whole guitar has a warm orange glow...!!! two repaired cracks on the top. one little ding on the back of the neck....excellent playability and sound...in Francois Charle's book, you can see the small photo of a 45 cover, with Paolo and the guitar.. OHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1982 14 Fret D Hole #867

this is a guitar by Jean Pierre which is in every way what a Jacques guitar is/was. same body style and dimensions..670mm scale, D hole, Brazilian laminated rosewood back and sides, solid spruce top and 3 piece maple/ash neck with Ebony fingerboard. the guitar has been completely "gone over". it had a pick up which was removed..refretted and refinished. the guitar sounds and plays great.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1983 Petite Bouche #882

This guitar is, in every way, the model that Jacques and Jean Pierre built alongside each other for years..no difference whatsoever.. Laminated Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Solid European Spruce top, 3 piece maple neck with an Ebony fingerboard..it is also fitted with a Big Tone pick up in the bridge. it sounds and plays great and needs nothing. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1983 14 fret 0val hole #887

beautiful laminated brazilian rosewood back and sides,made by Jean Pierre Favino at a time when he was simply carrying on his father's model..his early guitars are quite rare in this condition.. early in its life the guitar got a set of knobs and a input jack rig, when there were no other choices yet... it later had another rig under the bridge... overall, this guitar is in excellent condition, and would be worth (in my mind) a thousand $ more if it weren't for the holes.. I would get rid of all of it.. possibly install a "Big Tone" and have a gorgeous guitar for less.. on consignment NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)

1984 14 Fret Oval #933

this guitar built by J.P. favino is essentially a Jacques Favino guitar... no difference whatsoever.. during the early years of his work J.P. was making his father's guitars..3 piece neck, same body style, this one with Brazilian back and sides.. Jacques Favino label inside, and the J.P. logo on the headstock.. excellent sound an playability...get this guitar for a little less.. NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)