Fano Oltre Series JM6 Heavy Distress Pelham Blue with Gig Bag
Oltre JM6 - Pelham Blue- Heavy Distress
Fano, a long-respected boutique guitar company, has grown in recent years to offer a range of instruments. The Oltre Series – which replaces the previous Standard Series – represents one of the most affordable made in American customizable guitar lines. Built in Fano's US facilities, Oltre Series guitars are made to order – guitarists can choose from over 40 different finishes, as well as a range of distress levels, from new-old-stock (NOS) to heavy. The models can be further visually customized with a variety of pickguard colors and knob styles, as well as plethora of pickups.
Truetone Music has enjoyed a long history with Fano, from the beginning. As soon as the Oltre Series was announced, we jumped right on board, cooking up a batch of customized guitars. All of them were spec'ed out together by the head of Fano and the head of Truetone. This is one of the designs we fell in love with.
We started with the most popular platform - the JM6. This offset body style has proven to be Fano's most sought after. For aesthetics, we went with a super cool color that is rarely seen - Pelham Blue - and chose a Heavy Distress level. This thing looks like it's been through a war! Or at least countless nights being played heavily on stage while still holding up. It's not just about looks through - it's also about feel. As soon as this guitar is in hand, one can tell why the Heavy Distress package is preferred by many. The aluminum is a great match and really adds another touch of uniqueness, as do the cream radio knobs.
The feel & playability of this guitar is incredible. That's where Fano excels - while their guitars look super cool, it's all about the expert craftsmanship and super comfortable feel of the hand-shaped necks. The 60's style C neck carve and 9.5 - 12" compound radius make this a breeze to play all the way up the neck. The Kluson-style tuners top it off, and it's all anchored by a Tone Pros bridge & tailpiece for enhanced tone & sustain.
Speaker of tone, this one kills. At a suggestion from Fano's Graham Dowling, we went with Lollar Imperial humbuckers. It's their take on the original 1950s P.A.F. pickup. Designed to draw from the long revered qualities of the original P.A.F.s while improving on their frequency balance and giving a slight boost to the bridge pickup’s output, this could be our favorite humbucker out there. The neck & bridge pickups match together very well and are balanced. Together, they make for an amazing set on an amazing guitar. As soon as we plugged this guitar in, we see why he suggested them - and were quite happy! This is one of the best sounding JM6's that we've ever had here, and we've had a lot.
Plain and simple, this is great example of the amazing work being done at Fano with the Oltre series. Sound, feel and looks all get top marks. And, it comes with a premium Fano gig bag. Come to Truetone Music to experience this guitar today, or make it yours right here right now.
- Serial # 230320
- Weight: 7.9 lbs
- Body Color: Pelham Blue
- Back/Side Color: Same as Top
- Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
- Upper Headcap Color: Same as Body
- Lower Headcap Color: Same as Neck
- Body Wood: Alder
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: Compound 9.5" to 12"
- Neck Shape: Early 60's "C" Shape Neck .830 - .920
- Scale Length: 25.50"
- Joint Construction: Bolt-on
- Inlay Style: Dots
- Inlay Material: Clay
- Fret Wire: 6105 Nickel/Steel
- Tuning Keys: Fano Modern Kluson-style
- Distress - Body Heavy
- Distress - Neck Heavy
- Hardware: Medium Aged Nickel
- Neck Pickup Lollar Imperial
- Bridge Pickup: Lollar Imperial
- Pickguard: Aluminum
- Electronics: No Variation
- Bridge / Tailpiece: TonePros T.O.M. and Stoptail
- Knobs: Cream Radio
- Switch Tip Knob: Nickel
- Gig Bag / Case: Fano Gig bag