Alt De Facto


Alt-de-facto is where we started and what’s put us on the map. These are the custom built-to-order guitars you see played by artists worldwide. The Alt de Facto line is inspired by our vision of an alternate reality where the great American luthiers of the past work together as a collective…



We took our most popular Alt-de-Facto guitars, with their most requested features, and created a very special series of affordable instruments.  The Fano Standard Series brings you an American made instrument, built by the same skilled luthiers who craft the Alt-de-Facto guitars and basses.  Fano Standards feature an USA assembled, nitrocellulose lacquer neck and body, available in 8 beautiful classic colors with “Fano” designed pickups and hardware.  Choose from 2 different finish options; “Medium Distress” or “N.O.S.” (New Old Stock) for players who prefer the feel of nitro in their hands.  All Standard models ship with a Custom “Fano” gig bag.