Fano ML6 Alt de Facto Lollar Imperial Guitar w/ Case – Candy Apple Red (6lb 3oz)

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About This Listing

Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Fano dealer!

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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

Weighing in at a resonant 6lb 3oz, this guitar is soft on the shoulder but loaded with tone. Yes, it will invoke your inner Derek Trucks if you’re halfway handy with a slide. But let’s get into some specifics. The uncovered zebra coil Lollar Imperials have a gorgeous woody low end with a refreshingly-open midrange. Yes, covers (or lack thereof) do make a difference! This guitar also features nylon saddles that sweeten the notes by coloring the very top end without muddying the underlying frequencies.

Listening to our tech play as we put our heads together writing this, I hear generous body in the bridge pickup. The power and grunt fall nicely in the lower midrange and it will do a good rhythm chug all day long. But don’t box in the pickup’s potential, because you’ll also enjoy a dry bark across the entire tonal spectrum that will sing and sustain right up through the upper reaches of the fretboard.

The neck position is warm and smooth, highlighting the sweetness of the mahogany neck and body. Single notes exude a big jazz-esque flavor, but strumming draws out the acoustic qualities of the guitar and reveals some nice snap and percussion in the upper registers. We know humbucker guys don’t tend to land in the middle position too often, but you’ll find stunning clarity, sparkle and sustain should you choose to venture there. The coil-tapped tone (via a push/pull tone pot) sounds incredible as well and had us playing right alongside the acoustic guitar on the Doobie Brothers’ “Listen to the Music.”

Don’t jive with the neck dive on an SG The more forward horn position of the strap button on this guitar allows it to balance very comfortably over the shoulder. This is really a hard guitar to put down. True words from our tech.

How Does It Play

First of all, we really like the feel of the back of this neck. The sanded-down finish allows for a very smooth and broken-in playing experience that is especially welcome with the mahogany. Not a thin 60’s profile and not a baseball bat either, the neck profile falls right in the middle and can appease players from both sides of the aisle. The deep cutaways give you superb access to all 22 frets and the fretwork is excellent. The action is low and the guitar is fully ready to play.

Weight: 6lb 3oz

The Fano hard case manufactured by G&G Cases is included.


Body Wood: Mahogany

Neck Wood/Type: Mahogany/Set

Fretboard Wood: Rosewood

Neck Shape: Late 50’s Roundback (.860 – .970)

Scale Length: 24.75”

Nut: 1.687” Graphtech Tusq XL

Fretboard Radius: 10”-16” Compound Radius

Fretboard Inlay/Material: Dots/White Moto

Neck Distress: Medium

Body Distress: Medium

Body Color: Candy Apple Red

Neck Color: Candy Apple Red

Upper Peghead Color: Bull Black

Lower Peghead Color: Candy Apple Red

Hardware: Nickel Aged Medium

Tuners: Gotoh Kluson

Neck Pickup: Lollar Zebra Imperial Humbucker

Bridge Pickup: Lollar Zebra Imperial Humbucker

Pickup Rings: Black

Pickguard: 1-Ply Black

Electronics: Volume, Volume, Tone (push/pull), 3-Way Switch

Switch Tip: Cream

Knobs: Cream 1-10

Bridge: TonePros TOM (Nylon Saddles) w/ Stop Tailpiece

Weight: 6lb 3oz

Product Specs

ConditionBrand New (New)
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