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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Fano dealer!
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New for 2020, Fano has extended the JM4 to the revered Alt de Facto line. For players wanting options that have not been available on the Standard series, this is your ticket! If this isn’t exactly the one you are looking for, contact us and we can spec one out to your exact needs.
This custom JM4 features a lightly distressed Charcoal Frost Metallic finish with gorgeous finish checking and just enough nicks and hardware aging to take the edge off. Very natural if you’re not into the relic thing, and super classy. The Ebony fingerboard is dressed to the nines with white binding and block inlays, and the back of the neck is sanded smooth for one of the best feeling necks you’ve ever laid your hands on. With a full 34” scale length, the Lollar Thunderbird pickups are tight, responsive, and big on the low end. If you need a bass that is not “bright” but is musical and articulate, this one will get the job done. Double stops and chords retain excellent clarity; single notes are full-bodied and completely gratifying.
How Does It Play?
These come in set up great right out of the case from Fano, but we still do our due diligence of a thorough check and a nit-picky setup. We are pleased to report that this one sits an almost excessively low 2/32” across all four strings, without any buzz. The worn finish on the back of the neck feels just right from the moment you first pick it up until you (finally) put it down. You won’t have any trouble feeling at home with this one on a long gig.
Weight: 9lb 7oz
The Fano G&G Custom Black Tweed hard case is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on with body color matching upper headcap, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Neck Shape: Early 60's C Shape .800 - .970
Scale Length: 34"
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
String Nut: 1.5" Graphtech Tusq XL
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Bock/White MOTO
Fretboard Binding: White
Neck Distress: Medium
Body Distress: Light
Body Color: Charcoal Frost Metallic
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Peghead Color: Charcoal Frost Metallic
Lower Peghead Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Hardware: Nickel NOS
Tuners: Fano Bass 4-in-line
Neck Pickup: Lollar Thunderbird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Thunderbird
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Electronics: Volume, Volume, Tone
Knobs: Nickel Barrel
Bridge: Fano HiMax HD Bass
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .045 - .100
Case & Accessories: Fano G&G Custom Black Tweed Hard Case, Polish Cloth, and Wrench
Weight: 9lbs 7oz