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Ever since master builder Dennis Fano decided to start up his own luthier shop in 2000, he and his guitars have been making a name for themselves in a big way. Fano guitars quickly became renowned in the global community for their artistic, one-of-a-kind styling and design, traits which have attracted plenty of world-class guitarists to pick up a Fano axe. While some guitar builders are devoted to vintage designs and others look to the future with ultra-modern instruments, Dennis Fano's philosophy is to take the best aspects of both directions. His unique way of bringing together classic influences and modern cutting-edge features leads to guitars that feel, look and sound like nothing else. Those distinctive qualities are recognized by artists like Kryz Reid, Johnny Marr, Chris Carrabba, Pete Yorn and Susanna Hoffs, all of whom have made Fano axes part of their sound.
Since Fano guitars are boutique instruments made for serious players, it definitely helps to approach this outstanding selection knowing exactly what you like in a guitar. For example, if you love a late '50s vibe, you can't miss the Alt de Facto RB6. Its custom Fralin P-90 pickups give you all the tone and playability you could ever ask for, on an axe that couldn't be any easier on the eyes. Like all of the guitars in the Alt de Facto lineup, it's built in Fano's California workshop under the watchful eye of Dennis' Premier Builders Guild protege, Gene Baker.
Are you looking for the best of the best? If so, you owe it to yourself to check out Fano's Alt de Facto SP6 Extra Light Distress Electric Guitar. A show-stopping tribute to some of the century's most legendary instruments and their builders, this axe is a true expression of Dennis Fano's "vintage meets modern" design language. With Gotoh hardware, custom-wound Fralin pickups, a Fano "T" bridge and compound radius fingerboard, the only thing better than the gorgeous looks of the SP6 is its amazing tone.
With all of the care and attention to detail that goes into building a Fano guitar, it's easy to see why some of the world's foremost guitarists swear by them. By embracing the past and future of guitar design equally, Fano has created a line of instruments that are truly without equal.
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