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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
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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 Does Josh Think?
Straightforward control setup, but loads of tones here! First let’s talk woods. The guitar weights just 7lb 6oz. It’s real easy on the shoulder, and real nice on the ears. Through spec'ing a few of these, we’ve come to discover the Korina body / mahogany neck combination is our favorite for a PX6 set neck guitar. The Korina is very vibrant, with resonant low end and a shimmering upper register. The mahogany neck adds some nice meat in the midrange without making the tone dark.
The Lollar Firebird neck and Mini Hum bridge combination has become one of our favorites also. We like to say that the Lollar Firebird has the open EQ curve of a single coil but with the punch and a little bit of the rounded attack of a humbucker. It is a very expressive, dynamic neck position. Never muddy, and 100% hum-cancelling.
The Lollar Mini Humbucker in the bridge splits the difference between a Firebird pickup and a traditional humbucker. It has less of a pronounced midrange hump than a traditional 'bucker. A little more spank and sparkle, but still plenty of girth. Just like the Firebird in the neck, it gets high marks for being expressive and responsive to pick attack as well as volume knob and tone knob positions.
The middle position is unique in its blend of the two individual pickups. You get some compression from the Mini Hum in the bridge, paired with the open sparkle of the neck position. It’s a really expansive sound, with nice power and clarity.
How Does It Play?
The neck on this one feels vintage Gibson all the way. It is a late 50’s round C profile in the realm of Gibson’s most recent reiteration of a ’59 roundback... not massive, just nice and full. The string action measures a super low 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and 3/64” on the high E string, all without a hint of buzz.
Weight: 7lbs 6oz
This guitar ships with Fano padded gigbag.
Body Wood: White Limba/Korina
Neck Wood: Mahogany
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 / White MOTO
Neck Distress: Light
Body Distress: Medium
Body Color: Faded Tea Burst
Neck Color: Faded Tea Burst
Upper Peghead Color: Bull Black
Lower Peghead Color: Faded Tea Burst
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Tuners: Gotoh Vintage
Neck Pickup: Lollar Firebird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Mini Humbucker
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: 1-Ply Cream
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Switch Tip: Amber
Knobs: Gold Speed
Bridge: TonePros TOM w/ Stop Tailpiece