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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 RB6 emotes a decidedly vintage tone and feel, but in a guitar that is built painstakingly free of vintage quirks and wear. The pair of Lollar Staple P-90s really cash in on the woody tones of the mahogany body. The neck offers a sweet and soulful midrange that holds onto bluesy lead lines. Chord melodies have the perfect balance of thump on the bass notes and chime in the harmonic reaches of the chord.
The middle position shines on intervals, offering something that’s vast and piano-like with a touch of scoop in the midrange. The bridge position Staple P-90 is as unique as it is dynamic. It has a lower frequency peak and mellower disposition than your typical bridge P-90. Yet it still rewards you with a distinct chirp and rich sustain when digging in. On that note, the Bigsby B5 and mahogany body are an excellent pairing that ensures this guitar contains the balance of shimmer and depth in all pickup positions.
How Does It Play?
The neck pays homage to a ’59 round C, but with more manageable proportions. It starts off moderately near the nut and increases nicely as you work your way up the fretboard. The neck sets up fast and low. The string action hovers right around 4/64” at the 12th fret. The German Carve top is a really nice touch, improving the comfort of the picking arm coming over the body. This instrument is a superb player, from tone to fit to finish.
Weight: 8lb 4.8oz
The Fano Custom G&G hard case is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Fingerboard: Rosewood with Rolled Edges
Neck Joint: Bolt On
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 10"-16"
Neck Shape: Late 50's Round Back (.860” - .970”)
Inlay: Dots/White Pearloid
Frets: 22 - Jescar Medium Jumbo Nickel/Silver
String Nut: 1.687" Graphtech Tusq XL
Tuning Keys: Gotoh Vintage Kluson
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Color: Driftwood
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Driftwood
Lower Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Body Distress: Light
Neck Distress: Light
Neck Pickup: Lollar Staple P-90
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Staple P-90
Pickup Covers: Black
Controls: Volume, Tone & 3-Way Switch
Bridge: TonePros Tune-O-Matic w/ Bigsby B5
Knobs: Black Mustang
Switch Tip Knob: Black
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom G&G Case, Polish Cloth, and Wrench