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1977 Jacques Favino Modele "Enrico Macias” #588
About the Maker
The rare and inimitable “Enrico Macias” model:
Since Matelo Ferre began his long relationship with the Favino family; a multitude of guitarists of all styles would walk into the Favino workshop. Musicians ranging from Boulou Ferre, Hugues Aufray, George Brassens and Joan Baez all played Favino guitars during their lifetime. When French-Algerian singer-songwriter Enrico Macias made a request for custom features; the "Modele Enrico Macias" was concieved. Two distinct features found on all Macias models: Maple back and sides, and large Nacrolaque fingerboard inlays. Gino Papiri (who worked in the workshop of Favino until 1978) was one of the first to build highly decorated guitars using this new MOP imitation material during the early 1930’s.
This pristine example is close to mint. This guitar is one of a handful of rare Macias models made to order with a cedar top. Back and sides are constructed of a fine laminated maple. Neck is constructed in Favino tradition of 5 pieces: 3 slabs of maple and 2 rosewood stringers. Bears the original Jaques Favino label. Warm and lush mid range with an astounding bass response and punch make this guitar adept in a multitude of playing styles and genres. All original hardware is intact. Original early SB machines with original galalith buttons that operate flawlessly. A Favino "Big-Tone" system was installed by R.F Charle in Paris; included with a "big-tone" system as well as an original non pickup equipped bridge. Includes fitted Hiscox flight case.
1977 Favino Macias
Boulou and Elios Favino Workshop
Back and Sides: Laminated Maple
Pickup: JP Favino "Big Tone" System
Tuning Machines: SB with Galalith Buttons
Fingerboard: Ebony with Nacrolaque Inlay Markers
Scale Length: 655mm
Nut Width: 433mm
Strings: Argentine 1510MF
Neck: 5 Piece Maple/Ebony
Case: Hiscox Hard Shell Case
The atelier of Favino produced guitars for some of the biggest names in Gypsy Jazz.
Guitarists who play Favino guitars:
- Louis Fays, Raphaël Fays,
-Boulou,Elios et Matelo Ferré
- Angelo Debare
- Enrico Macias
- Laurent Bajata
- Rodolphe Raffalli
- Stochelo Rosenberg
- Patrick Saussois
- Maurice Ferret
- Joseph Pouville (Babagne)
- Marc Fosset
- Paolo Quilicci
- Jacques Vaney
- Fapy Lafertin
- Ian Cruikchank
- Serge Krief
- Paul Mehling
- John Larsen
-Pierre "Kamlo" Barré
- Christophe Lartilleux
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