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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 Do We Think?
This Cadillac Green masterpiece is a slice of American history that never was, blending classic collector favorites into a single instrument. TV Jones provides the ideal powertrain to harness the muscle of the bound mahogany body and set neck. The Power’Tron (neck) and Power’Tron Plus (bridge) can rumble, yet also capture an exquisite purr in the top end. The Bigsby B5 is perfect for the laid-back Sunday drive, but doesn’t stop this bad boy from putting the pedal to the metal. A power shift to the bridge position and a timely right-hander on the gain knob of your amp will kick you into soaring overdrive.
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 iteration of a ’59 roundback. The guitar sets up with enviously-fast string action of 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and 3/64” on the high E, without any buzz. This is definitely a ride that will leave the rest of the lot a little jealous.
Weight: 8lbs 12.2 oz
This guitar ships with a Fano custom black tweed hard case manufactured by G&G Cases.
Body Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Body Binding: Cream
Fingerboard Binding: Cream
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: NOS
Body Distress: NOS
Body Color: Cadillac Green
Neck Color: Cadillac Green
Upper Peghead Color: Cadillac Green
Lower Peghead Color: Shoreline Gold
Hardware: Gold NOS
Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Kluson
Neck Pickup: TV Jones Power’Tron
Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Power’Tron Plus
Pickup Covers: Gold
Pickguard: Gold Plexi
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Switch Tip: Gold
Knobs: Gold Barrel
Bridge: TonePros TOM w/ Bigsby B5 (Nylon Saddles)
Weight: 8lbs 12.2 oz
Serial Number: FM2106012