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Comparative Overview: Graf von Faber-Castell (GvFC) – Guilloche vs Classic

Here comes another installment of the “Comparative Overview-Series” that already has quite a few episodes.

This series intends to help with a side-by-side of some pens whose differences, at least at a first initial glance, may not be entirely obvious. Think Pilot Capless vs Décimo, or Sailor Pro Gear vs Pro Gear Realo. Some of these pens really have to be seen in direct comparison in order to make graspable what ‘actually’ distinguishes those.

Another such pairing are the following two: Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche and Classic. They appear very similar in design, but there are quite a few differences – some of which are a lot more nuanced than the quite pronounced difference in their retail pricing.

Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Penoblo in Germany and Appelboom in the Netherlands for supporting this video overview. You can also buy the pens at their respective webshops (no affiliate-links, just a friendly pointer).

But now, check out the video-overview below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!

Quick Facts

  • Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche & Classic
  • Body material made from resin (Guilloche) & precious woods (Classic)
  • Available in many different colors and finishes
  • Cartridge-/converter-filler
  • Nib: 18k gold
  • Nib-options: Extra Fine (EF). Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) – at times oblique nibs (OM, OB, etc.) are available, too
  • Price: ca. 325 € (Guilloche) & ca. 495 € (Classic)

Video Review

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