Used - 1977
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.