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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Fano Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos 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?
This is an amazing alternative to the classic Tobacco Burst LP that, admittedly, we patterned it after when spec’ing it out. It features a mahogany body, mahogany set neck, and flamed maple carved top. All the essentials. Yet without any weight relief, it still comes in at just 7lb 3oz.
The Lollar Imperial in the neck is smooth and sweet. It doesn’t lack for definition, but serves up a real nice, dry midrange. The bridge position remains thick, but the texture of the upper register shifts to a more present, vibrant voicing. You might even find yourself setting the bridge pickup tone knob back a notch or two to fall into a more rounded bark. But it’s nice to have that PAF-inspired top end on tap if you want it! These are really versatile pickups that will go where you need them to throughout the gig.
Another thing you’re sure to like is the way Fano fashions their necks out of a single piece of wood. There is no vulnerable scarf joint at the headstock. The headstock pitch is shallower as well, aiding in the tuning department. In fact, it stays in tune remarkably well. You’ll also appreciate the comfortable profile of the body (measures just 1-3/8” at the edge) and the deep cutaway, which gives you clear access right up to the end of the fretboard.
How Does It Play?
The string action hovers right around 4/64” at the 12th fret without any fretbuzz. The neck profile is full but not huge. Think a moderate ’59 profile. Very nice in the hand.
Weight: 7lb 3oz
This guitar ships with Fano Deluxe gigbag.
Body Wood: Mahogany
Top Wood: Flame Maple
Body Binding: Natural
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Type: Set
Neck Shape: Late 50’s Roundback (.860–.970”)
Nut: 1.687" Graphtech Tusq XL
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: 10-16” Compound Radius
Scale Length: 24.75”
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Trapezoid/White Moto
Neck Distress: Light
Body Distress: Light
Body Color: Tobacco Burst
Neck Color: Brown Mahogany
Upper Peghead Color: Bull Black
Lower Peghead Color: Brown Mahogany
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Tuners: Fano Deluxe
Neck Pickup: Lollar Imperial Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Imperial Humbucker
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: 1-Ply Cream
Electronics: Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone, 3-Way Toggle
Switch Tip: Amber
Knobs: Gold Bell
Bridge: TonePros T.O.M. and Stoptail