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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the actual 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. 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?
One look at the weight and one strum of this guitar will probably tell you all you need to know. At 7lb 3oz it’s a good dry piece of Korina. And it has the tones to back it up. It has a warm, woody bottom end and crisp, responsive upper register. Not to be confused with bright. The guitar is incredibly balanced and ready to track with every nuance of your picking hand.
The bridge pickup will bark all day long. Depending on your amp settings and position on the guitar’s tone control, it can sound like everything from a fat telecaster to a ripping Les Paul. The neck position is more lush, giving you glorious cleans and bluesy dirt tones alike. The Lollar Firebird by nature is a transparent pickup, and this makes it a fantastic neck position pickup if you find a normal humbucker to be too muddy there.
How Does It Play?
The string action on this beauty sets up incredibly low! It measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret, and 3/64” on the high E string. There is no fretbuzz anywhere on the neck. The guitar sports a 24.75” scale length and a classic late 50’s round C profile. The back of the neck is sanded down for an instantly worn in feel, one that will prevent it from every feeling sticky as the night goes on.
Weight: 7lb 3oz
This guitar ships with a Fano Deluxe padded gigbag.
Body Wood: White Limba/Korina
Neck Wood: White Limba/Korina
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Neck Joint: Set Neck
Neck Shape: Late 50’s Round Back .860 – .970
Scale Length: 24.75”
Fretboard Radius: 10”-16” Compound Radius
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Dots / Clay
Neck Distress: Medium/Heavy
Body Distress: Medium/Heavy
Body Color: Tobacco Burst
Neck Color: Bull Black
Upper Peghead Color: Bull Black
Lower Peghead Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Tuners: Fano Deluxe
Neck Pickup: Lollar Firebird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Firebird
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Tortoise
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Switch Tip: Amber
Knobs: Gold Reflector
Bridge: TonePros TOM w/ Stop Tailpiece
Weight: 7lb 3oz