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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.
Each Fano Oltre series guitar is handbuilt in the USA using an old-growth North American Alder body, maple neck and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The result is a resonant, lively instrument crafted with care and precision. This series allows for a number of customizations, from color to pickguard, knobs to pickups. Models can be built with either a maple or rosewood fretboard to meet the needs of a variety of players. If this isn’t the exact Fano you are looking for, contact us to spec one out precisely to your liking!
What Do We Think?
The Lollar Special T in the bridge is good and rude. It has a chewy low end supporting some crisp trebles. The pickup tapers off naturally before the top end becomes strident. So when we say it sounds a bit nasty, we mean it in the best way possible. It handles drives exceptionally well.
The Staple P-90 in the neck is one of our favorite pickups. It is woody but clear. The note blooms behind the attack, with an initial compression that “lets go” of the note and breathes on the back end. In the combined position, the pickups become incredibly expansive and open across the full frequency spectrum.
How Does It Play?
The string action hovers right around 4/64” at the 12th fret without buzz, low but with enough room to let you dig under those string bends. The late ‘50s roundback neck profile is full but comfortable. It starts out with a moderate depth at the 1st fret and has an even taper to its full thickness at the 12th. The finish is sanded down smooth on the back of the neck for an instantly broken in feeling.
Weight: 7lb 10oz (we actually weigh it in a hair lighter)
The Fano Custom padded gigbag is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Neck Shape: Late 50's Round Back .860 - .970
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 10" - 16"
Frets: 22 - Jescar Medium Jumbo Nickel/Silver
Inlay: Dots/White Moto
Scale Length: 24.75"
String Nut: 1.687" Graphtech Tusq XL
Tuning Keys: Fano Deluxe
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Color: Bull Black
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Bull Black
Lower Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Body Distress: Medium
Neck Distress: Medium
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Neck Pickup: Lollar Staple P-90
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Special T
Pickup Covers: Black
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Controls: Volume, Tone & 3-Way Blade
Bridge: Fano Vintage Comp Bridge
Knobs: Black Witch Hat
Switch Tip Knob: Cream
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench