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Brand New with 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?
This guitar is a powerhouse, dynamic and articulate. The Lollar OmniTron P-90 pickups are wound specially for Fano and we love how they are voiced. They are a little bit brighter than a traditional P-90 and really highlight that tonal "zone"
between a single coil and a humbucker. They have an impressive output that puts some punch in your amp, but with fantastic clarity. Even the neck pickup has wonderful string definition and tight low end.
The middle position is nice and spanky, not the full quackiness of the combined positions on a Strat, but with a rich harmonic interaction between the pickups. The bridge position has more sweetness and shimmer than on a Tele. Don’t be afraid to use the tone knob on this guitar to play with the full palette of colors at your disposal. The sweep is nice and smooth and we enjoyed running it as low as halfway to achieve a variety of tones without any mud. We should also point out this guitar weighs only 6lb 14oz!
How Does It Play?
These guitars come in playing great right from Fano. The frets are beautifully dressed and polished. We have it set up with action nearly down to
4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and under 4/64” on the high E, without any buzz. The early 60’s-inspired C profile is temperately slim, but with a nice amount of shoulder to support the hand and thwart fatigue. We do a thorough check and make the occasional truss rod, nut or saddle tweak to make sure the guitar plays exactly to our liking.
Weight: 6lb 14oz
The Fano Custom padded gigbag is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Fingerboard: Maple with Rolled Edges
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 9.5"-12"
Neck Shape: Early 60's "C" Shape (.830 - .920)
Scale Length: 25.5"
Inlay: Dots (Black)
Frets: 22 - Jescar Medium Jumbo Nickel/Silver
String Nut: 1.65" Graphtech Tusq XL
Tuning Keys: Fano Modern Kluson-style
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: Light
Neck Distress: Light
Neck Pickup: Lollar OmniTron P-90
Bridge Pickup: Lollar OmniTron P-90
Pickguard: 3-ply Black
Controls: Volume, Tone, & 3-Way Switch
Bridge: "Fano" Short Comp Bridge
Knobs: Nickel Barrel
Switch Tip Knob: Black
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .010 - .046
Case & Accessories: "Fano" Custom Gig Bag, Polish Cloth, and Wrench