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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
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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 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 Does Josh Think?
Let’s just get cosmetics out of the way, because this guitar looks just phenomenal with the Tortoise pickguard on Seafoam Green. Then you’ve got a Roasted Maple neck with Birdseye fretboard. Clean nickel hardware with Bigsby. It’s just a stunning guitar through and through.
Alright, that’s out of the way. On to the tones… I love that the neck position sparkles. Yes, it’s big and warm like you’d expect. But you don’t have to work for that sweet articulation. The top strings have an incredible transparency ringing out through the TV Jones Classic neck pickup. The middle position is tight and percussive. It sounds big and snappy for single note funk lines but plays equally well into clean arpeggiated passages, with or without your delays and reverbs.
The TV Jones Classic Plus in the bridge position has less of the midrange snarl and congestion than you’d get from a traditional humbucker, but still has a punchy low end and rich low mids. With the tonal contributions of the Bigsby hardware, the sound takes on the purity and immediacy of a Tele bridge position but warmer and sweeter. Big open chords have body, yet clarity. Character yet composure.
This guitar also features a thin nitrocellulose finish, ensuring that the resonance of the North American alder body is uninhibited. Straight from Fano, it shows nice natural finish checking and is sure to break in and wear with you the more you play.
How Does It Play?
This guitar sets up very nicely, with string action hovering just a hair over 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and 3/64” on the high E string. All without any buzz. The fretwork is exceptional. The neck profile is an early 60’s-inspired C, lean-to-medium in depth but with good shoulder to comfortably support the hand.
Weight: 8lb 4.8oz
This guitar ships with a Fano G&G black tweed hard case.
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
Fretboard Wood: Roasted Birdseye Maple
Scale Length: 25.5”
Fretboard Radius: 7.25”-9.25” Compound Radius
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Dots/Black
Neck Distress: NOS
Body Distress: NOS
Body Color: Seafoam Green
Neck Color: Clear
Upper Peghead Color: Seafoam Green
Lower Peghead Color: Clear
Hardware: Nickel NOS
Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Kluson
Neck Pickup: TV Jones Classic
Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Classic Plus
Pickup Covers: Nickel TV Jones
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Switch Tip: Black
Knobs: Nickel Barrel
Bridge: TonePros Tune-O-Matic w/ Bigsby B5
Weight: 8lb 4.8oz