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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 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?
The Lollar Special T in the bridge offers a killer balance of traditional twang and substantial body without having to sacrifice either. The thinline body style also adds an element of air on top allowing this pickup position to shine in a multitude of scenarios.
The Lollar Firebird in the neck sounds magnificent in this shorter scale length. It adds just the right amount of brilliance while delivering creamy lead lines with tasteful natural compression and some spank when playing more aggressively.
When combining the pickups in the middle position you get some great snap and body for clean pop-inspired licks and crisp lead lines. The tone-shaping on this guitar is very versatile for only having three knobs. It sports not only a traditional tone knob, but also a low-end cut allowing you to clean up bass frequencies as much as you desire.
How Does It Play?
Very low without any fretbuzz. This one sets up at 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and 3/64” on the high E. The late ‘50s neck profile fills out the hand nicely and without any discomfort.
Weight: 6lb 6oz
The Fano hard case manufactured by G&G Cases is included.
Body Wood: Alder
Top Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Body Binding: Cream
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: Trapezoid/White Moto
Neck Distress: Medium
Body Distress: Medium
Body Color: Bull Black
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Peghead Color: Bull Black
Lower Peghead Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Fano
Neck Pickup: Lollar Firebird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Special “T”
Pickguard: 4-Ply White Moto
Electronics: Volume, Tone, Bass Cut, 3-Way Switch
Switch Tip: Black
Knobs: Black Reflector
Bridge: “FANO” Vintage Comp.
Weight: 6lb 6.4oz
Serial Number: FM2104005