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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the exact instrument you will receive!
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. We are an Alt de Facto dealer, so if this isn’t exactly the guitar 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?
Big, chewy neck pickup. Jangly middle position. Punchy and meaty bridge tones. This guitar doesn’t leave anything on the table and has a little something extra in the recipe!
The hardware of the Bigsby B5 naturally adds a nice sheen to the tone of the Lollar P-90s. Where P-90s can sometimes sound a hair congested, this guitars maintains clarity to every note without losing the midrange heat that makes a P-90 unique. Neck position lead tones have a chirp and liveliness to them, while chords sound warm and expansive.
The bridge pickup is robust rather than nasal. It sounds a bit more polished than many a P-90 bridge. With the tone on the guitar all the way up it is thick and vibrant. Rolling the tone back emphasizes more of the lows and midrange without turning muddy.
The middle position is a bit more jangly, but just as powerful. String-to-string definition is at its utmost here. It is perfect for shimmering chords and big vibrato textures. The bottom end is remarkably tight and present.
How Does It Play?
Fano’s early ‘60s C neck is a nice medium profile with good shoulder and gentle taper from the nut to the heel. The string action on this guitar measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and even lower on the high E, without any buzz. The back of the neck is sanded smooth and helps ensure an immediate bond the first time you pick up the instrument.
Weight: 8lb 4oz
The Fano Deluxe padded gigbag pictured is included.
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5”
Fretboard Radius: 7.25”-9.25” Compound Radius
Neck Shape: Early 60's "C" Shape (.830 - .920)
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Blocks/White Pearloid
Neck Distress: Medium
Body Distress: Medium
Body Color: 3-Tone Sunburst
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Peghead Color: 3-Tone Sunburst
Lower Peghead Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Tuners: Fano Deluxe
Neck Pickup: Lollar P-90
Bridge Pickup: Lollar P-90
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Switch Tip: Black
Knobs: Nickel Barrel
Bridge: TonePros Tune-O-Matic w/ Bigsby B5