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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 Novel T in this guitar nails the balance between a P-90 and a Tele bridge pickup. On top of that, the strings dispense a bit more resonance and harmonic content without there being any magnetic pull from a neck pickup to stifle them. It’s a subtle difference, but it gives you that little extra strength and shimmer that the bridge position on a 2-pickup guitar has a hard time delivering.
The clean tones on this guitar are remarkably full and balanced. Even with the tone all the way up, there is a sweetness on top. The midrange has a nice cluck that is immediate and responsive. The bottom is big and gutsy.
Edge-of-breakup tones are harmonically-rich and effortlessly balanced. Whether playing full chords or riffing on just a couple strings, the tones are meaty but vibrant. And when you really start dishing on the dirt, the “rawness” of a P-90 comes to the fore. The pickup takes on the bite… though with less of the snarl… of a good P-90.
How Does It Play?
This guitar plays fast and low without fretbuzz, with the string hovering around 4/64” across all frets. The early 60’s-inspired C profile is temperately slim, but with a nice amount of shoulder to support the hand and thwart fatigue. The worn neck finish delivers an immediately broken-in feel and is tongue-oiled smooth and fast.
Weight: 7lb 14oz
The Fano Custom padded gigbag is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Fingerboard: Maple with Rolled Edges
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 9.5"-12"
Neck Shape: Early 60's "C" Shape (.830 - .920)
Scale Length: 25.5"
Inlay: Dots (Black)
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: Butterscotch Blonde
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Bull Black
Lower Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Body Distress: Medium
Neck Distress: Medium
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Neck Pickup: None
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Novel T
Pickguard: Phenolic (“Bakelite”)
Controls: Volume, Tone
Bridge: TonePros T.O.M. and Stoptail
Knobs: Nickel Dome
Switch Tip Knob: None
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench