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Offered in the US only through Guitars To Be Played, we are incredibly excited to announce a special Limited run of Fano JM4 Standards!
This run features Lollar Thunderbirds, Schaller tuners and a variety of color and pickguard options not normally offered on the Standard series. With a full 34” scale length, the Lollar Thunderbird pickups are tight, responsive, and big on the low end. If you appreciate a bass that is thick and punchy yet incredibly articulate all at the same time, this one will quickly become your go-to. Double stops and chords retain excellent clarity; single notes are full-bodied and completely gratifying. The tone knob dials in the punch and “bite” and is musical throughout its entire sweep.
How Does It Play?
This bass is dialed in! Fano put such an amazing neck profile on the JM4, not too thick and not too thin, which will feel right at home for most of you jazz bass aficionados. It has just enough shoulder to fill out the hand and feels fast and smooth with a sanded down finish and a bit of tung oil to seal the grain. The string action measures just a hair over 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and under 4/64” on the high E, without any buzz.
Weight: 9lb 4.6oz
The Fano Custom padded gigbag 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
Fingerboard: Maple with Rolled Edges
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Inlay: Black Dots (top/side)
Scale Length: 34"
String Nut: 1.5" Graphtech Tusq XL
Tuners: Schaller Bass 4-in-line
Bridge: Fano HiMax HD Bass
Neck Pickup: Lollar Thunderbird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Thunderbird
Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Distress: Medium
Neck Distress: Medium
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .045 - .100
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench