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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 Firebird pickups are some of our favorite tricks in the toolbox. They can be nuanced and transparent, yet can roar with the best of them. The Firebird design delivers a tone that is somewhere between a humbucker and single coil. You get the open midrange of the latter, along with a bit of the compression and rounded attack of the former.
The neck position stays articulate without having to roll down the midrange on your amp. It responds like a more well-mannered and polished version of a neck position single coil, and with plenty of output. The top end is clear and singing with a nuanced touch of roundness and compression in the attack.
The bridge position could be likened to a Telecaster on steroids. It’s bigger and punchier, less brash but just as impactful. It delivers plenty of chirp in the most musical manner. Just like the neck, this position responds very nicely to the tone knob. You can dial in a more muscular, traditional humbucker tone just by rolling the knob back a bit.
The Surf Mary finish is a cross between the translucent Mary Kaye and a traditional Surf Green. It shows the beautiful alder grain through the finish. There is no intentional aging or distressing on this guitar. It is as clean as they come from Fano, with only a bit of natural finish checking.
How Does It Play?
The early 60’s C neck profile is a beautiful medium C with generous shoulder to support the hand. The fretwork is impeccable. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret, and even lower on the high E. All without buzz.
Weight: 7lb 4oz
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 Deluxe
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Color: Surf Mary
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Surf Mary
Lower Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Body Distress: NOS
Neck Distress: NOS
Neck Pickup: Lollar Firebird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Firebird
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Controls: Volume, Tone, & 3-Way Switch
Bridge: TonePros T.O.M. and Stoptail
Knobs: Cream Strat
Switch Tip Knob: Cream
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench