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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
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Each Fano Oltre series guitar is handbuilt in the USA using an old-growth North American Alder body, maple neck and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The result is a resonant, lively instrument crafted with care and precision. This series allows for a number of customizations, from color to pickguard, knobs to pickups. Models can be built with either a maple or rosewood fretboard to meet the needs of a variety of players. If this isn’t the exact Fano you are looking for, contact us to spec one out precisely to your liking!
What Do We Think?
The Lollar Imperial humbuckers dish out rich, creamy midrange that makes tube amps deliciously weak in the knees. The bridge position has grit and bite in the upper registers, but also a thick bottom end that loves some good palm muting. Lower gain levels are rich and smooth; higher gains bring on an articulate sting that stays up on top of the mix.
The neck position tracks wonderfully with your pick attack. It is nuanced and open under light attack, and picks up a nice midrange growl under a heavier hand. The middle position is jangly and harmonically rich, even on the simplest of passages. No matter what position you favor on the 3-way toggle, this is a guitar that lets you hear the resonance of the North American Alder body come through in a big way.
How Does It Play?
This guitar plays fast and low without fretbuzz. The string action is all the way down to 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and nearly down to 3/64” on the high E. The frets are dressed and polished beautifully. The contoured neck heel makes those upper-fret transitions smooth and effortless. The worn neck finish delivers an immediately broken-in feel and is tongue-oiled smooth and fast, while the early 60’s-inspired C profile is temperately slim with some good shoulder to support the hand.
Weight: 7lb 7.6oz
The Fano Custom padded gigbag is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 9.5"-12"
Neck Shape: Early 60's "C" Shape (.830 - .920)
Scale Length: 25.5"
Inlay: Dots (Clay)
Frets: 22 - Jescar Medium Jumbo Nickel/Silver
String Nut: 1.65" Graphtech Tusq XL
Tuning Keys: Fano Modern Kluson-style
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Color: Olympic White
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Lower Headcap Color: Olympic White
Body Distress: Heavy
Neck Distress: Heavy
Neck Pickup: Lollar Imperial
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Imperial
Pickguard: Anodized Aluminum
Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle
Bridge: TonePros T.O.M. and Stoptail
Knobs: Nickel Barrel
Switch Tip Knob: Nickel
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench