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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 Lambertones Ristrettos are a freak of nature. Dropped into this JM6 with a particularly warm and resonant alder body and a snappy maple neck, they’re pure magic.
Compared to single coils, the Ristrettos are bolder with a rounder punch and a warmer bottom end. Compared to a typical P-90, they have less of the midrange snarl and deliver a more even balance across the EQ spectrum. They are smooth but sparkly. The bridge pickup in particular put me in the mode of The Edge without even requiring a compressor… think all the shimmer but with less of the quack of position 2 on a Strat.
The balance between neck and bridge position is marvelous as well. The neck position is fat and juicy, but maintains your string to string definition and allows your amp to breathe. There is no unwanted volume bump when switching to the neck from the bridge either. And the middle position maintains a distinct equilibrium of the two pickups when you want to split the difference tonally.
How Does It Play?
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 contoured neck heel makes those upper-fret transitions smooth and effortless. The string action on this one measures just 4/64” at the 12th fret on the low E string and even lower on the high E, without any fretbuzz.
Weight: 7lbs 8oz
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 (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: Sonic Blue
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Lower Headcap Color: Sonic Blue
Body Distress: Medium
Neck Distress: Medium
Neck Pickup: Lambertones “The Ristretto”
Bridge Pickup: Lambertones “The Ristretto”
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Controls: Volume, Tone, & 3-Way Switch
Bridge: TonePros T.O.M. and Stoptail
Knobs: Nickel Dome
Switch Tip Knob: White
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench