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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Fano dealer!
Like what you see? Photos (and video at end of gallery) are of the exact 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 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?
Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll with some real sonic flare. And visual flare too, no doubt. The mahogany body, ebony fretboard and Lollar Imperial humbuckers all come together to provide a palette that is big, raw and energetic.
If you like the direction a Gibson ’57 Classic takes you but want to open up the tone and capture the air and nuance of the wood in the guitar, you are going to love the Lollar Imperials. Smooth and buttery but with incredible clarity, a perfect pickup to capture the resonance and rich texture of the mahogany body in high definition. The ebony fretboard also brings the guitar to life with quick, bold attack. We’re talking massive tone and excellent articulation. This guitar is fast on its feet.
How Does It Play?
The neck feels fantastic. Worn and natural in just the right spots. The profile is a comfortable medium-chunky C with a nice taper that allows you to dig in anywhere but really supports the hand no matter how you play. The ebony fretboard is delightfully smooth. The guitar sets up beautifully with just the right touch of relief and excellent string action up and down the fretboard.
Weight: 7lb 13.4oz
The Fano G&G Custom Black Tweed hard case is included.
Body Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Shape: Late 50's Round Back .860 - .970
Scale Length: 24.75”
String Nut: 1.687" Graphtech Tusq XL
Fretboard Radius: 10”-16” Compound Radius
Frets: 22 - Jescar “6105” Medium-Jumbo Nickel/Silver
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Dots/Clay
Neck Distress: Medium
Body Distress: Medium
Body Color: Candy Apple Orange
Neck Color: Candy Apple Orange
Upper Peghead Color: Bull Black
Lower Peghead Color: Candy Apple Orange
Hardware: Nickel Medium
Tuners: Gotoh Kluson
Neck Pickup: Lollar Imperial (Black)
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Imperial (Zebra)
Pickguard: Vintage Tort.
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Switch Tip: Black
Knobs: Black Mustang
Bridge: Fano Half T-Style w/ Brass Saddles
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: D'Addario NYXL .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: Fano Custom Black Tweed Hardshell Case, Polish Cloth, and Wrench
Weight: 7lb 13.4oz
Serial Number: FB1802002