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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Fano Omnis Reply with quote

So, looks like Fano made an "affordable" Made-in-China series, at under a grand each. Thoughts?

GF6 - $999








MG6 - $849








JM6 - $849








SP6 - $849






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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is their thing making guitars with the wrong bridges?

(I do kind of really like the look of that last silver lp jr thing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look like crap versions of Squiers. Even that Mexican P90 Fender "Mustang"costs less than that thing with the strat tailpiece.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$999 is not affordable. It's not affordable for an MIM Fender, never mind some off-brand MIC crap.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, that is still too expensive. Far too expensive.

Quite like the P-90/Mustang with a strat bridge. Can't decide if the LPele is cool or crap and overcrowded.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
Aye, that is still too expensive. Far too expensive.

Quite like the P-90/Mustang with a strat bridge. Can't decide if the LPele is cool or crap and overcrowded.


I like the LPele. But yeah - far too expensive. I look forward to getting a second-hand one for $500 in a year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, actually, fuck these things.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Fano Omnis Reply with quote

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Against my better judgement, I actually love this. Although if I really wanted to satisfy my weird craving for a goofy-looking Les Paul with single coils, I'd be much more likely to just buy an Epi Les Paul SL.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always enjoyed that layout and look too tbh
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That blue starcaster thing is RADDDDDDD
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something just kind of stinks with Fano guitars for me. They're like Fender guitars with the quirks and individuality squeezed out, like made even MORE generic, for the Offsetguitars.com crowd, with an elevated price tag to match because they're exactly the kind of fuckers who equate a high price tag with quality.

I'm sure they're nice guitars but I dont see why I'd pay a thousand Ss for a Starcaster copy when I could pay 350 Ls for a Squier.

Ages ago, when Squier released the Bass VI hot on the heels of the Mexican or Japanese version they'd released that had a P90 in the bridge position or something, my mate bought one of the Squiers. His dad, who was a decent player himself, played it and thought it was fun, so went out and paid an extra few hundred for the Mexican one and was kind of dismayed that the extra outlay didnt make THAT MUCH difference, compounded by the fact that it was kind of a niche instrument to begin with. Undeterred, and still unable to bring himself to just buy a Squier, he got a Custom Shop one.

People are insane. Fano, and their relative success, basically embody that entire attitude to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Undeterred, and still unable to bring himself to just buy a Squier, he got a Custom Shop one..


I wish I had the money to do dumb shit like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the boy like his CS VI?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Rubbish played one
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no issue with paying for quality, at all. These look like overpriced, but fundamentally OK guitars. I could order a custom specced, UK made Gordon Smith in a similar spec to that LP JR type, for similar money. It does look kind of cool though.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, just too much for a Chinese brand. I will try one if I ever see one in a shop. Fans stuff is just the right side of ugly for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
They look like crap versions of Squiers. Even that Mexican P90 Fender "Mustang"costs less than that thing with the strat tailpiece.


Squier is cheaper and looks like a Fender
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pink ones?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooof, that's nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Is their thing making guitars with the wrong bridges?

(I do kind of really like the look of that last silver lp jr thing


Until you said this, I was like "wow these are so boring, why did they even bother" and didn't even notice the bridges. Now I quite want to try a LP Special with a Tele bridge.
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