1940’S FAVILLA Non Cutaway Acoustic Carved Archtop Guitar original almost mint Lifton Case

Price $3,950

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  • Brothers John (ca. 1871-1956) and Joseph Favilla, after having emigrated from Italy to New York City, formed Favilla Bros. (or Favilla Brothers, predecessor to Favilla Guitars, Inc.) either in 1890[2][3] or 1894.[1] By the 1920s, the company had expanded to over 50 employees. The company produced instruments in various New York locations, but around 1930 settled into the West 16th Street location where it would remain until 1959. At that time, Hercules (“Herk”) Favilla, son of John Favilla and a former vaudeville performer,[3] took over the business and renamed it Favilla Guitars, Inc.[1] Herk’s older brother Frank had been running administrative affairs for the company since the late 1940s. John Favilla died in 1956, and when his son Herk took over in 1959, the company was moved to a larger facility in Brooklyn.[2]

    MADE IN N.Y. 1940’s FAVILLA ARCHTOP. SUNBURST 16/34 INCH BOUT.CARVED SPRUCE TOP . MAPLE BACK SIDES AND BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BOARD AND BRIDGE FAVILLA SHIELD AND CROWN IN PEARL ON THE HEAD STOCK ALONG WITH ART DECO DESIGNS. ORIGINAL GOLD PLATED OPEN BACK TUNERS CHUNKY V EPI STYLE NECK MEASURING ?? AT THE CENTER. NUT WITH ?? AND WIDTH AT 12TH FRET ?? BRAZILIAM ROSE FRET BORD WITH PEARL BLOCK INLAYS. GOLD PLATED BRASS DECO TAIL PIECE . PROFESSIONAL LUTHIER REPAIRED SIDE CRACKS TOTALLY SOLID NOT MOVABLE. ORIGINAL PICK GUARD DETERIORATED AND AFFECTED TOP FINISH AS SHOWN. ORIGINAL LIFTON ALLIGATOR STYLE CASE IN AMZING CONDITION WITH ALL LATCHES WORKING. NO SMELLS AND ORIGINAL KEY.
    TONE! TONE! TONE! BESTS DESCRIBES THIS GUITAR. THIS FAVILLA HAS THE PROJECTION AND TONE FOUND ONLY IN THE BEST VINTAGE EPIPHONES AND D’ANGELICOS. NO TRUSS ROD, ACTION IS SLIGHTLY HIGH, BUT PLAYABLE. THIS COULD BE BROUGHT DOWN FOR THE NEW OWNER. LOOKING FOR THAT LOUD CHUNKY ACOUSTIC TONE THAT WILL CUT THROUGH ANY BIG BAND? THIS IS YOUR GUITAR OFFERED AT $3950.

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