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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
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The Alt de Facto series is Fano’s top-of-the-line custom series. These are handbuilt in the USA by one luthier from start to finish so that every instrument tells a unique and cohesive story. Nitrocellulose lacquer body and neck of course. If this isn’t exactly the bass you are looking for, let us know what you want and we’ll get you the best price on your custom build.
What Do We Think?
This custom JM4 features a Seafoam Green finish in heavy distress over 3-Tone Sunburst. Maple fretboard complete with binding and pearloid block inlays. It is a complete show stopper! It features a full 34” scale length and plays oh-so-easy from first fret to last. The tones coming from the FanoBird pickups are thick and delicious through the lows and mids but always balanced with clarity and precision. Playing up the neck? Still warm and tight. The tone knob dials in the punch and “bite” and is musical throughout its entire sweep. These pickups sounds killer through a PA and in-ears alike.
How Does It Play?
The C neck on the JM4 has the feel of an early jazz bass neck with a little extra meat in the shoulders to support the hand without fatigue. The fretwork on this instrument is superb. The string action sets up at a very low 5/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and nearly down to 4/64” on the high E. All without fretbuzz! The worn finish on the back feels smooth and comfortable right from the get go.
Weight: 9lb 7oz
The Fano Custom Hard Case pictured is included!
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on with 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: Black Dot
Neck Distress: Heavy
Body Distress: Heavy
Body Color: Seafoam Green over 3TSB
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Peghead Color: Seafoam Green over 3TSB
Lower Peghead Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Tuners: Fano Bass 4-in-line
Neck Pickup: FanoBird
Bridge Pickup: FanoBird
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise
Electronics: Volume, Volume, Tone
Knobs: Nickel Dome
Bridge: Fano HiMax HD Bass
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .045 - .100
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench
Weight: 9lbs 7oz