Guitar and Bass Guitar Collection
 

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My Taylor 910 and Taylor AB-3 with roses.             Arranged and photographed by my daughter, Catherine Favero.


Over the years, I've been very fortunate when it has come to music and musical instruments. I've had the occasion to play with some excellent musicians and play some wonderful instruments. I've also been able to hang on to some of the instruments that I started with back then. Of course, there are those few that did get away. I have long regretted selling my 1970 Fender Jazz Fretless, an Ovation, my Epiphone 12-string, and my upright back in 1980 for a fraction of their value, not to mention what it would be worth today. Fortunately, since the great sale of 1980, I have had the opportunity to acquire a few very nice instruments to replace them.

This web page is a compilation of what I currently own. I hope you enjoy.


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For an overview of what I was doing musically back when I was much younger: My Bands »»




For some music samples of bands I worked with in the 60s and 70s, click here: YouTube Playlist.


Epiphone Fender Gibson Martin Music Man Sadowsky Takamine Taylor Yamaha Fretless Basses Amps Pedals Recordings

Fender  
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1970 Fender Precision Bass 1987 Fender Jazz Bass Special
Fretless (MIM)
1994 Fender MIJ Jazz Bass
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2000 Fender Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass
Fretless - Artist Series - Sunburst
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2012 Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass
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2009 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
3-Color Sunburst, Maple Fretboard
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Fender Basses - 1994, 1971, 1988
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All Fenders - 2000, 1971, 2012, 1987, 2009, and 1994
  
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Gibson
 
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1967 Gibson B-25-3/4 Acoustic Guitar
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1985 Gibson ES-335 Electric Guitar
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1967 Gibson EB-2
(Purchased New in 1967)
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Gibson siblings
1967 EB-2, 1985 ES-335
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Sadowsky
Sadowsky Metroline
Sadowsky Metroline Ultra Vintage
Sadowsky Metroline
Sadowsky Metroline Ultra Vintage
Close-up of body
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Martin
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1971 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar
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Music Man
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2013 MusicMan StingRay 5-String HH Bass
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2013 MusicMan StingRay 5-String HH Bass
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Epiphone
Epiphone Jack Casady
2012 Epiphone Jack Casady Alpine White
(Limited Edition)
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2003 Epiphone Les Paul Jr. Electric Guitar
Commemerating the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert
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Takamine
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2000 Takamine ES100C-4 Jasmine Bass
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Rock Solid Multi Guitar Stand
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Taylor
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1999 Taylor XXV-DR (25th Anniversary) Acoustic Guitar
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1999 Taylor XXV-DR (25th Anniversary) Acoustic Guitar
Close-up of Neck
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1994 Taylor 555-12 (12-String) Acoustic Guitar
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Taylor 910 and 25th Anniversay
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1996 Taylor 910 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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1996 Taylor 910 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Close-up of Neck
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1998 Taylor AB-3 Fretless Acoustic Bass Guitar
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1998 Taylor AB-3 Fretless Acoustic Bass Guitar - Close-up of Neck
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2011 Taylor "Taylor Swift" Baby Taylor
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1997 Taylor Cujo-14 Limited
Cujo
1997 Taylor Cujo-14 Limited - Close-up of Neck
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Yamaha
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2011 Yamaha 3/4 Scale Classical Nylon
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1969 Yamaha FG-71 Guitar
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Another Catherine photo
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A couple of
Taylor's on display
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Another Catherine photo
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Cujo and Epiphone
Hanging Around
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Parked on their stands
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The "Family"
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Fretless Bass Guitars
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Amps
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An Original Ampeg SVT Blueline
95 Pound Head
Six 6146 Power Tubes
8x10 Cab
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The SVT's baby brother:
Ampeg Micro CL
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300 Watt Ampeg SVT Blueline
Factory Photo of Original SVT
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A couple of smaller Fender's and a Line 6
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Fender Rumble 500 (2x10" 500W Bass Combo)
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Fender Rumble 500 (2x10" 500W Bass Combo)
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Fender BXR 300C (1x15" 300W Bass combo)
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Pedals
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With the exception of the JamMan loop pedal, these are the pedal that I will be on my pedal board.
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Panoramic View of Guitars in Office
  
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Some Very Old Live Music Samples
Here's a couple of YouTube samples of one of the bands I was fortunate enough to play with back in the 1970s. The band was called "All About" as you can see form our brochure. It was an 8 piece very funky horn group that played all around Western New York.
 
"All About" consisted of our front man and lead vocalist John Davis, Tom Greco on guitar, lead vocals, and backup vocals, with Dom Mitro on keyboards. Our horn section was made up of Tony Nastasi on alto and tenor sax and flute, Eddie Urso on trumpet, and John Davies on trombone. Our kick a$$ rhythm section was made up of Mario Quaglia on drums and backup vocals, and Willie Favero on fretless bass and backup vocals.

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The following 10 recordings were made with a 1970s tape recorder laying on one of the tables at the International Lounge on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY during one of the performances of "All About". Please excuse the recording quality.
"Song for My Father", Horace Silver Quintet "Down to the Nightclub", Tower of Power "Don't Change Horses", Tower of Power "This Time it's Real", Chicago
"I Can't Move No Mountain" by Blood, Sweat & Tears "Moondance", Van Morrison "We've Got To Live Together" by the Buddy Miles Express "Got the Love", Average White Band
"You Can Count on Me", Chicago "Everybody's Everything", Santana

The Apaches  
This last recording goes back even further, back to the mid-1960s, back to a Saturday night dance at Bishop Duffy High School. The band is the "Apaches". The "Apaches" were a bunch of kids just starting high school; Thom Rotella on guitar, Pat Perry on drums and vocals, Rich DelZoppo on guitar, and me, Willie Favero, playing bass guitar. We all shared background vocals duty. Althoguh this was the first band I was in the made moeny playing music, it was the band that actually got me started as a Niagara Falls musician.
 
Jim Brunn was the MC this night and made the recording.
"Day Tripper", The Beatles
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