New more affordable Fanos in below 1k mark

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Re: New more affordable Fanos in below 1k mark

Post by Kihtaristi » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 pm

RocknRollShakeUp wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:48 pm
VPO wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:33 pm
So these are Made in China.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7RVZMRpNph ... k89ek0y6hm

First comment:
"Where are this made"
Fano:
"China"
Oh bummer...they have cheapened the whole brand in my opinion....they should have called the line something else IMHO..
I think they underline it a bit by having each model being named like "Omnis xx6". Everyone who considers buying Fano will be able to read the model name and see that is not the same level with the other models. It's just like they now do with Alt De Facto and standard models.

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Re: New more affordable Fanos in below 1k mark

Post by brndgtl » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:51 am

This just seems to dilute the brand so much. A "Something by Fano" brand name would have seemed the sensible route.

Still, they look like they'd be a decent guitar if you were a tinkerer.

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Re: New more affordable Fanos in below 1k mark

Post by Maggieo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:40 am

Thanks! When it gets here, there will be an NGD thread with a bunch of photos.
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Re: New more affordable Fanos in below 1k mark

Post by gnoleb » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:34 pm
I'd bite on a Novo at that price point.

But then, I just got a Rivolta Combinata XVII:

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And these are made in the top-tier factory in Seoul.
I bought a 2017 in red. I love it. Great weight, sits balanced standing with no neck dive, very comfortable to play. Stays in tune, pickups sound great and are well balanced (to Fano's specs, they say). Confirmed the bridge was aluminum with the company...I couldn't find anything to swap out/upgrade. Only thing I did was a volume pot mod because I like that taper/sound. But I even kept the pots. First import guitar I ever owned where I didn't swap things out, which is quite a long list of guitars.

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Re: New more affordable Fanos in below 1k mark

Post by Maggieo » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:19 am

gnoleb wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 pm
Maggieo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:34 pm
I'd bite on a Novo at that price point.

But then, I just got a Rivolta Combinata XVII:

Image

And these are made in the top-tier factory in Seoul.
I bought a 2017 in red. I love it. Great weight, sits balanced standing with no neck dive, very comfortable to play. Stays in tune, pickups sound great and are well balanced (to Fano's specs, they say). Confirmed the bridge was aluminum with the company...I couldn't find anything to swap out/upgrade. Only thing I did was a volume pot mod because I like that taper/sound. But I even kept the pots. First import guitar I ever owned where I didn't swap things out, which is quite a long list of guitars.
Now I'm even more antsy for it to get here!
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