Bought another Fano !!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by mototpsychel, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. mototpsychel

    mototpsychel Member

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    Traded my G.E. Smith Tele towards it. From now on I cannot go anywhere near an unsold Fano guitar - it's just too dangerous for me. I have bills to pay.

    Anyway, it's made from a single plank of 200 year old pine.

    Pic from Fano website.

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  2. BattleAngel

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    Oh my GOD what a horrible horrible mistake you made in purchasing that ugly, horrible guitar. I happen to be a professional philanthropist and would be totally willing to buy it from you so that you don't have to own such a disturbingly awful looking instrument.

    ... ;-)
     
  3. mototpsychel

    mototpsychel Member

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    Don't I know it - that hole under the bigsby goes all the way thru the guitar. Well at least I can hang it on a nail.
     
  4. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Man oh man, is that ever sweet.
     
  5. nsps

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    Yeah, my sister and I were looking at that one online the other week. Is the pickguard alligator skin? Between this and that awesome Roundup Orange SP6, you have some sexy guitars. (And you appear to be a Bigsby man.)
     
  6. RonH

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    That is one of the coolest guitars I have ever seen. :drool

    Ron
     
  7. andygio

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    Sweet guitar! Enjoy it.
    Funny, I posted that pic over on the TDPRI a coupla weeks ago and didn't get even one response.
     
  8. andygio

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    Hot off the presses.
    Get a load of this one, custom made for a famous guitarist.

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    Rosewood top & back, neck & board, mahogany core. Dennis sent me this pic the other day.
     
  9. nsps

    nsps Member

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    Nice! Is the lucky "famous guitarist" anonymous?
     
  10. andygio

    andygio Member

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    Anonymous until he's officially using it...
     
  11. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Tele's and Filtertrons...like peanut butter and jelly. :dude

    Awesome fiddle. the G.E. Smith Tele is sweet...but that Fano has the visual mojo in spades. I bet it sounds even better than it looks. :BEER
     
  12. teleking36

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    Man, that thing must sound incredible! Nice score!
     
  13. samdjr74

    samdjr74 Silver Supporting Member

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    The look that this Fano tele has is amazing, how does it sound? I've always wondered how pine for a tele is compared to ash.
     
  14. Ipressthebutton

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    Arrrgghhh! This makes waiting for my SP6 so much harder. Very sweet TC6. My SP6 should be done any day now...
     
  15. ford

    ford Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    The great thing about opening Fano threads is you never know what you are going to see.... well, except you know it's going to be a super cool gitfiddle!

    rock

    bford
     
  16. mototpsychel

    mototpsychel Member

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    Faux-gator.
     
  17. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    I want to bite it.
     
  18. nsps

    nsps Member

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    Yeah, what's it like tonally? And how heavy is it?
     
  19. anxiousmofo

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    Holy daughter of sheep crap, are those sweet!
     
  20. mlynn02

    mlynn02 Supporting Member

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    where are you all getting your fanos? i've been looking around and no dealers have any. you cant order direct either.

    what gives? i'd love to get an sp6...
     

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