Jacques Favino was trained in 1946 at Busato. He opened his own shop and became one of the most prominent luthier after WWII. His guitars are exquisite, they sound spectacular and are one of the best investments if you are thinking of acquiring a vintage gypsy guitar.
Here are some pictures of exceptionnally rare vintage Stimer equipment -
In 1946, Yves Guen, a french radio engineer (look at his name engraved on the Django model), created the first Stimer pickups (models 46, guess why its called like this), and in 1948 the ST 48 (the one used by Django who endorsed Stimer) and later the ST 51 were produced. The ST 51 uses the "monkey on a stick" rod system. An original STIMER pickup sounds incomparably better than recent reissues, and it is thicker (3/8). Also modern reissues are weak in the highs, while the originals are superb sounding over the whole range.
This mint time capsule is a 1973 Jacques Favino. Words are not needed to describe this fabulous piece.