Novo Guitars Serus J Uffington Green

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We're thrilled to welcome the Nashville-based Novo Guitars to the TME family!

New to the Novo Guitars name? Chances are, you're well acquainted with founder Dennis Fano's work. Dennis has been making genre (and mind) bending guitars for over a decade and his ability to cross-pollinate elements of Gibson, Fender, Silvertone, Kay, and Rickenbacker guitars into something entirely new is the stuff of legend. 

Inspired by XTC's English Settlement album, this gorgeous Uffington Green Serus J with matching headstock, no less, has given us a bad case of the "gotta have its". Man oh man, what a cool looking guitar, right? Fortunately, this guitar has some serious substance to back up its looks. 

One thing that's immediately apparent with this Serus J is that Dennis Fano is a master of combining ultra-cool visual aesthetics with an impeccably made instrument. The setup, fretwork, and resulting playability are phenomenal. It's a lightweight guitar (6lbs 11oz), balances perfectly for seated or standing playing, and ultimately invites plugging in, cranking your amp, and pounding out some of your favorite riffs.

Clean, overdriven, edge of break up...this Fralin P90-equipped guitar handles it all with ease. We love that it makes reference to an old Jazzmaster visually, but it doesn't sound like one. There is a beautiful marriage of P90 snarl and Fender-like twang and snap happening, which open you up to a lot of different tones and applications. 

It can't be overstated how comfortable this guitar is to play. It's incredibly slinky (10-46 strings), alive, resonant, with a perfectly rounded, broken-in feeling medium C neck carve. It feels like a short scale guitar in your hands though it's a long scale. You're not reaching for the cowboy chords and lead work is a breeze with excellent upper fret access. 

Looking past the excellent build quality, playability, and tones...there's something simple, joyous, and just plain fun about playing this guitar. You get the impression that the Novo team has a blast making these guitars - you can just feel it when you sit down with one. Before you know it, an hour has passed, your finger tips are sore, your ears are ringing...and you're grinning ear to ear. But that's the whole point, no? 

Priced with a deluxe Mono gig bag.

Specs

  • Tempered pine body w/front and back contours
  • Tempered maple neck
  • East Indian Rosewood fingerboard w/binding
  • Medium C carve - .830" @ 1st and .920" @ 12th
  • 9.5" radius
  • 25.5" scale length
  • 1.65" nut width, unbleached bone nut
  • Jescar 6125 frets, 21 total
  • Block inlays
  • Mastery Bridge & trem
  • Kluson tuners
  • 3-way switch, V, T controls
  • White which hat knobs
  • Fralin P90s 
  • 3-ply parchment pickguard 
  • 10-46 strings 
  • Mono deluxe gig bag/hybrid case
  • 6lbs 11oz

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