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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
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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 Vintage T in the bridge of this SP6 is one of our favorites. Clarity and twang, yet well-rounded and with plenty of body. Everything you want in a good tele bridge position without anything you don’t. The abrasive spikiness that you fight with some teles… not here.
The P-90 OmniTron in the neck complements this guitar really well. It is a pickup wound specially for Fano, warm and deep but clear and Strat-y at the same time. It never gets muddy, and the top end sings ever so sweetly. In the middle position, single notes are spanky and chords are open and chimey.
The Fano bridge is a substantial piece of metal with smooth edges that stays out of the way while playing. It adds a wonderful piano-like timbre as the strings cross the compensated brass saddles. And instead of individual string ferrules on the back, the SP6 employs a custom single steel block that transfers even more string energy to the body.
How Does It Play?
The SP6 sports a late ‘50s roundback neck profile, full but comfortable. We find it to be very much in the ballpark of Gibson’s latest ’59 reissue as a frame of reference. Not a baseball bat, but with some nice meat as you progress up the neck. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret, and a hair under 4/64” on the high E string. There is no fret buzz.
Weight: 7lb 14oz
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: Vintage Cream
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Headcap Color: Vintage Cream
Lower Headcap Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Body Distress: Light
Neck Distress: Light
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Neck Pickup: Lollar P-90 OmniTron
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Vintage T
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: Gold Plexi
Controls: Volume, Tone & 3-Way Blade
Bridge: Fano Vintage Comp Bridge
Knobs: Gold Bell
Switch Tip Knob: Black
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench