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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 finish on both the 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?
There is beauty in simplicity, absolutely. Cosmetically, this is one of the most beautiful, yet understated pieces we have ever received. The team at Fano helped us spec it out, and we’re thrilled with the finished product.
For starters, let us say this guitar would be a solo artist’s dream. The EQ spectrum that it covers is expansive. The output is expressive, tracking every nuance of your picking (or plucking) hand. It’s really delightful to hear the spruce top add its touch to the dynamic range and clarity of this thinline guitar.
The Lollar P-90 pickup set is a richly organic and befittingly vibrant tool to harness the beauty of the guitar. The neck position maintains perfect note attack, combining a deep, robust underpinning with a chirpy upper register. The bridge is more crisp, a touch forward in the midrange and effortlessly energetic in the upper frequencies.
Putting the 3-way toggle into the middle position delivers perhaps the most acoustic-influenced tone of any of the positions. Play with a light touch through a clean amp, and you’ll feel you are playing the earth’s most expressive dreadnought acoustic.
The real sleeper here is the Bass Cut knob. When you find it’s time to sit the guitar back in the mix a touch, it is very useful to dial back some of the blooming bottom end produced by the thinline body. It does not make the tone brighter. Just tighter and more direct on the low end. With a bit of gain on the amp, this guitar sounds superb across all three positions with the tone knob and bass cut rolled back simultaneously. This brings out a rich midrange with soaring sustain.
How Does It Play?
The late ‘50s roundback neck profile fills out the hand nicely and without any discomfort. It starts with a moderate depth of .860” at the first fret and grows to a chunkier .970” at the 12th. But easy to manage all the way. The string action is low and effortless, without fretbuzz.
Weight: 6lb 11oz
The Fano hard case pictured is included!
Body Wood: Alder
Top Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24.75”
String Nut: 1.687" Graphtech Tusq XL
Neck Profile: Late 50's Round Back .860 - .970
Fretboard Radius: 10”-16” Compound Radius
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Dots/Clay
Neck Distress: NOS
Body Distress: NOS
Body Color: Natural
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Peghead Color: Bull Black
Lower Peghead Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Hardware: NOS Nickel
Tuners: Fano Deluxe
Neck Pickup: Lollar P-90
Bridge Pickup: Lollar P-90
Pickup Covers: Black
Pickguard: 1-Ply Tortoise
Electronics: Volume, Tone, Bass Cut, 3-Way Toggle
Switch Tip: Nickel
Knobs: Black Mustang
Bridge: Fano Short Comp Bridge