1966 Flat Top #3
FAVINO CASE CLOSED
FAVINO CASE OPENED
This is a very early example of Jacques Favino's foray into the Flat Top world.. the serial number # 3 might be an indication..or not.. laminated rosewood back and sides, solid spruce top, "classic" Favino three piece maple neck, with rosewood fingerboard.. this guitar might be his interpretation of a J-200, albeit with an 18 inch lower bout. early left over SB Tuners that turn backwards, gotta use what you got...!!. this guitar saw very little play time.. the sound is full, and it carries the same type of uncanny reverb that is found in the jazz models..go figure. it has a couple of "age" cracks on the top that are stable, and can be ignored, as they have no bearing on anything other than the cosmetic appearance... comes in a super super tight period Favino case, that requires some wiggling to install and extract.. but hey.. it's original, and as rare as the guitar..!!
UPDATE.. the neck was showing signs of needing addressing.. it's being reset, and now the action is low is the saddle is high..plays like butter OHSC $3,500.00