Up for sale, a 2019 Fano Alt De Facto ML6 in like-new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. The Alt De Facto instruments represent true boutique one-off custom shop builds hand-crafted by one builder at Fano in the USA. This particular instrument is featherweight with a carved mahogany body and neck at only 6lbs 6oz. The double cutaway body has deep contours on the body horns, accented by the nitro lacquer medium relic Bull Black gloss finish.
Resonant, lively, and delivering the inherent warmth of mahogany as a tonewood, this ML6 is loaded with a pair of Lollar Imperial PAF-style humbuckers. A universally lauded PAF-style boutique pickup, the Imperials produce an airy top end, balanced midrange character, and a tight bass response, with the harmonically complex sound and articulate, dynamic qualities of the venerable PAF design. We've had this Fano dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, confirming the already tight specs of the factory setup.
The mahogany neck has a chunky, round C profile carve with full shoulders and ideal heft, measuring .865" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features a 10-16" compound radius with flawless fretwire and effortless playability up the 24 3/4" scale. The nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock features Kluson-style Gotoh tuners embossed with a microscopic Fano logo.
The Lollar Imperial humbuckers are wired to dedicated Volume knobs for each pickup with a shared Master Tone and three-way pickup selector toggle. Hardware includes a lightly relic'd Nashville-style bridge and stopbar, and the gloss Bull Black finish has Fano's "Medium" relic treatment which includes simulated nicks and finish checking on the body as well as wear down to the smooth, bare mahogany on the neck profile. There is one tiny nick on the treble side edge of the fretboard at the 2nd fret beyond the factory relic.
The original white tweed hardshell case is included, along with the original hangtag and build sheet.