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2023 Novo Custom Serus T Firebird Burst w/ German Carve, Fano-Designed w/ Case, Hangtags


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Up for sale, a 2023 Novo Custom Serus T in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, compete with the original case and hangtags.  A high demand boutique brand with a current one year waitlist for all custom orders, Novo is the brainchild of Dennis Fano (also the founder of Fano Guitars). These instruments are hand-crafted in Nashville, TN, with premium tonewoods and componentry used throughout.

This Serus T features a tempered pine body finished in Firebird Burst with Novo's $300 upgrade German Carve option. The body is paired with a lightly figured tempered maple neck and a slab rosewood fretboard with medium jumbo fretwire and a compound 9.5-14" radius. The tonewood complement yields a warm, resonant acoustic response with a natural midrange bark.

The Lindy Fralin P-45 pickup in the neck position (custom-made and exclusive to Novo) effectively straddles the line between a traditional P-90 and a single coil, delivering warmth and percussive, midrange-forward cut, with a bit less raw aggression and more tempered bite than a standard P-90 design. The Fralin High Output Tele-style single coil in the bridge position has plenty of snap and chewy twang on tap, pairing well with the P-45 at positions two and four (series and parallel) on the four-way pickup selector switch. Lightweight at 7lbs, this Novo benefits from a professional setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Tempered maple, subtle flame figuring
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .850” 1st fret, .940” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 9.5-14” compound radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, flawless
-Scale Length: 25 ½”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), unbleached bone
-Tuners: Kluson Supreme double-line tuners

Body Specs:

-Wood: Tempered pine, German carve
-Pickups: Fralin P-45, High Output Tele
-Harness: CTS pots, Emerson Custom paper-in-oil tone cap
-Controls: Volume, Tone, four-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Tele-style bridge with compensated brass saddles, brushed aluminum control plate
-Plastics: Witch-hat knobs, three-ply white pickguard

The Firebird Burst nitro lacquer finish is lightly applied, giving the body a satin-esque, open-grain feel, exhibiting Novo's very subtle aging which comprises some small simulated marks and lacquer checking. There's barely a scratch on the guitar beyond Novo's tasteful relic, and the smooth satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original premium Novo-branded padded softshell case with a water-repellent nylon exterior is included, along with the hangtags.