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A vintage looking instrument with a distressed finish and custom Fralin P-90 pickups, made in the USA.
Vintage taken forward. That’s the Alt de Facto guitar line from master builder Dennis Fano.
Imagine an alternate reality where the great American luthiers of the 1950’s work together under one roof, as a collective. That’s the vision that inspires Dennis and his Alt de Facto boutique guitars. It’s a world where aged nickel hardware, time-tested woods, a distressed lacquer finish and classic aesthetics are fused with modern features including a compound radius fingerboard, TonePros hardware, ToneStyler tone controls and custom wound Fralin pickups. The result? Proprietary distressed guitars with unsurpassed playability and tone.
Alternate reality realized – and embraced by leading artists including Chris Carrabba, Popa Chubby, Jared Scharff, James Valentine and Pete Yorn.
Dennis Fano is a member of the Premier Builders Guild, which makes it easier than ever before to experience boutique, masterbuilt guitars and amps. PBG is a dream team of boutique guitar and amp master builders, each with a unique point of view and brand.
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Alt-De Facto MG6 Electric Guitar
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Comments about Fano Guitars Alt-De Facto MG6 Electric Guitar:
Blending some of the best qualities of Fender and Gibson instruments, Dennis Fano has created a new breed of guitar: The Fano Alt-De Facto MG6. While the overall vibe speaks to a Fender Jazzmaster or Mustang, the Lollar Imperial P90s provide Gibson-like tone and power that can hang with any Les Paul. Kinda' like a Strat on steroids.
As with other Fanos, the craftsmanship is top notch. My guitar was slightly aged -- just enough so you don't feel like you've got to baby it. The neck profile is fairly thick, but is still quite comfortable to my hands. The weight of the guitar is heavier than I expected, but is resonant and well-balanced. The tremolo (with 3 springs) is a bit stiffer than most Strats, useful for adding shimmer or color.
I have several guitars with P90 pickups, and the MG6 may the best of the bunch. The Lollars respond well to how hard to you hit the strings, venturing from sweet-and-toneful to Live at Leeds. As testimony to a well-engineered design, all three pickup selections sound great on this ax. Add the functionality of Fano's Tonestyler tone knob and you'll find yourself lost in Toneland for hours at a time.
For those who want the feel and versatility of a Strat combined with the fullness and power of Les Paul, this could be your dream guitar. But, be forewarned: This guitar is a beast. While it's quite capable of plucky, clean tones, it's my impression that it's truly happy pushing an amp into overdrive.
One final note: Chris with Private Reserve Guitars is amazingly helpful and knowledgable. Many thanks to him for assisting me with this purchase.