Fano Guitars are both like and unlike any guitars you’ve ever played before. While there’s a familiarity to their feel and look, each guitar is completely unique to another between their unique appointments and guitar checking/wear. Regardless of the instrument you choose, you know you’ll be getting a hand-built instrument crafted with incredibly care and quality by one of the esteemed luthier in their factories. However, if you want a truly unique guitar that no one else has or something you customized yourself, Fano has their Alt De Facto models which meet your expectations and then some! Below are some of the models to choose from and what they have to offer.

Alt De Facto

Regardless of what model you choose, nearly all of them are available as an Alt De Facto model. Think of it as customizing all the specific features you want on your Fano Guitar, whether it be choice of neck, fretboard, type of bridge, color, and anything else you can imagine! If you can afford it, they can make it!

Fano JM6

If you want to rock out with that 60s surf look and sound good doing it, the JM series is a great choice! However, there’s nobody stopping you from taking these guitars into different musical territories! These models offer both P90 pickups or humbuckers wound by Fano so you can pick your perfect guitar tone, whether it’s some single-coil bluesy tones or heavy humbucking rock tones. Besides that, you get some beautiful appointments that’ll make your guitar stand out, sound awesome and play awesome as well!

  • Nitrocellulose lacquer to help the wood resonate
  • Maple early 60s C Shape neck for a strong, comfortable neck
  • Distressed, worn look to give off a vintage vibe or N.O.S. (New Old Stock) options
  • Built by hand in Scottsdale, AZ

Fano JM4

The perfect bass for the person who loves the look and features of a JM6 but, well, plays bass! You get the familiar surf body with the same tone woods with the addition of “FanoBird” pickups and the “HiMax” bridge. A stylish bass with appointments that’ll make any bassist feel right at home.

  • Nitrocellulose lacquer to help the wood resonate
  • Maple early 60s C Shape neck for a strong, comfortable neck
  • Distressed, worn look to give off a vintage vibe or N.O.S. (New Old Stock) options
  • “FanoBird” pickups to maximize the thump of your bass licks
  • “HiMax” bridge to allow for either string-through or top-loading body options
  • Built by hand in Scottsdale, AZ

Fano SP6

Go retro with the SP series of guitars! You’ll feel like you’re playing a guitar from the golden era of 50s rock with modern upgrades for style and tone! With the Fano P90 in the neck and the “T” style pickup in the bridge, you’ll harken back to the old days of classic rock sounds but still have the versatility to venture into other soundscapes, all while sounding dynamic and powerful!

  • Nitrocellulose lacquer to help the wood resonate
  • Maple late 50s round back neck for the guitar player that likes a vintage neck shape and feel
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard for a versatile sound profile
  • Distressed, worn look to give off a vintage vibe or N.O.S. (New Old Stock) options
  • Built by hand in Scottsdale, AZ

Fano TC6

Although the body shape is familiar to guitar players, this singlecut string-through body feels and plays in ways that you’ve never experienced before! Unlike most guitars with that shape, you get exclusive “FanoTron” pickups installed which give you that warm, crunchy goodness you love with a little special love from the Fano family.

  • Nitrocellulose lacquer to help the wood resonate
  • Maple early 60s C Shape neck for a strong, comfortable neck
  • Distressed, worn look to give off a vintage vibe or N.O.S. (New Old Stock) options
  • “FanoTron” pickups for classic sound
  • Built by hand in Scottsdale, AZ

Fano RB6

It’s hard not to notice the beautiful carved top on this beauty which boasts depth of the instrument, both physically and musically. While you’re bobbing your head and rockin’ out to your favorite British Invasion song, you’ll realize how much easier and more comfortable it is to play than other guitars with a similar profile. Also, unlike guitars from the past, the updated appointments make this able to fit in with a modern band and stand on its own without worrying about older parts and setups getting in the way of your playing. It’s simple, and simply gorgeous!

  • Nitrocellulose lacquer to help the wood resonate
  • Maple early 60s C Shape neck for a strong, comfortable neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard for a versatile sound profile
  • “German Carved Top” for a look that brings out nostalgia but still manages to look modern
  • Distressed, worn look to give off a vintage vibe or N.O.S. (New Old Stock) options
  • Built by hand in Scottsdale, AZ

You can buy these instruments and more at SamAsh.com.

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Ben Ash
Ben Ash is a member of the Sam Ash Music family, both literally and figuratively. He has worked on the sales floor in both the Huntington and Forest Hills location. As Social Media Coordinator, he was integral with bringing the social media of the company to new heights and relevancy. He was also a Manager of the Northeast region. Currently, he is the Content Marketing Manager for Sam Ash Music. He received a Bachelors Degree in Music Business at Berklee College Of Music in 2012. He’s a proficient guitar player and can also play bass and ukulele. Although he grew up as a fan of classic rock and alternative, he’s now opened his mind to being a fan of many genres of music. He regularly posts his music covers on his YouTube channel and has played multiple venues in Long Island, NYC, Philadelphia and Boston.