History of Jacobacci workshop is that of a family of Italian luthiers started with Vincent Jacobacci, which moved to France in 1920. It is unique because of the workshop's orientation towards electric guitars from the mid-1950s.
The workshop's production then meets the needs of the arrival of new musical currents in France from jazz and especially rock'n'roll.
Many musicians or bands born with the "yéyé" era played on a Jacobacci guitars like, among others, Johnny Hallyday, Les Chats Sauvages, les Chausettes Noires, but also Frank Zappa or the Unlimitted Guitars
Raymond Gimenes on May 24, 2018: "The wonder of wonders that I always play".
For about 40 years Jacobacci brotherswhose working method has remained artisanal will produce many series guitars to meet the needs of the national market but also very beautiful custom-made guitars, the most prestigious of which have nothing to envy to the "American beauties".
In the 80s some new French luthiers developed a large-scale production and some others a small high-end production.
None of these luthiers can claim a direct relationship with Jacobacci workshopbut many were nonetheless encouraged by the sucess of Jacobacci guitarsand remain in admiration of the quality of their work.
Franck Cheval: "I remember the years in Rue Duris where I spent hours in the workshop.... There was this philosphy: go to the essential to be efficient "
The exhibition which will be presented at the Salon de la Guitare will show most of the models created by Roger and André Jacobacciand share this wonderful story
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3 Days Exhibition
Retrouvez l’exposition Jacobacci au 1er étage du Beffroi au Foyer Bar Moëbius du 8 au 10 Octobre 2021.
Friday : 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday : 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday : 11:00am – 6:00pm
An exceptional exhibition of over 30 instruments spanning 70 years of astounding work, over which Roger et André Jacobacci have crafted more than 10.000 pieces.
A unique exposition, achieved jointly with the Salon de la Belle Guitare.