Fano Oltre Series JM4 Bass Light Distress Charcoal Frost with Gig Bag
Built in Fano's US facilities, Oltre Series instruments are made to order – and here at Truetone Music, we love customization like this. It gives us the opportunity to 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 pickups. For those that feel that variety is the spice of life, it's a little bit of a dream come true.
While Fano's Omnis Series represented the company's most affordable offerings, and the Alt de Facto series boasts the most options for customization at a higher price, the Oltre Series – which replaces the now-discontinued Standard Series – looks to bridge the gap between the two.
In 2018, Fano introduced the JM4 model, which has a truly retro vibe but modern features and playability. Looking like a four-string version of Fano's best known model, the JM6, this brand new American-made bass has an offset style body, 34" scale length, an early 60's C neck profile and a flat 12" radius. Other features include a solid HiMax bridge (which can either be strung through the body or top loaded) and Fano’s own FanoBird bass pickups, which have a powerful but vintage tone.
We went for Charcoal Frost, one of the coolest of the cool colors from the 60's, with a tasteful Light Distress finish. But, on the neck, we went for a Medium distress, to give it a real broken-in feel. We love how it came out. Fano always knocks it out of the park, but did so extraordinarily on this bass!
It's the only one out there like it, and we think it will go fast. Get it now before it's gone.
- Color: Charcoal Frost
- Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
- Upper Headcap Color: Same as Body
- Lower Headcap Color: Same as Neck
- Distress - Body: Light
- Distress - Neck: Medium
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple
- Scale Length: 34”
- Joint Construction: Bolt-on
- Neck Shape: Early 60's "C" Shape Neck .800 - .970"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Fret Wire: Medium Jumbo Nickel/Silver
- Inlay Style: Dots
- Inlay Material: White Pearloid
- Tuning Keys: Fano Bass 4-in-line
- Hardware: Medium Aged Nickel
- Neck PIckup: FanoBird
- Bridge Pickup: FanoBird
- Pickguard: 3 Ply Parchment
- Bridge: Fano HiMax HD Bass
- Knobs: Nickel Barrel
- Fano Gig bag
- Strings: D'Addario NYXL 45-100
- Weight 9.7 lbs