Description

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. 

Our latest Serus T took its visual cues from vintage Rickenbackers - a Fireglo-like Tobacco burst, checkerboard binding, gold anodized pickguard, block inlays, and a Lollar Goldfoil pickup in the neck (vs the Ric High Gain pickup). 

These guitars are so incredibly comfortable to play. The neck....we could go on about this aspect of the guitar for paragraphs. Suffice it to say, it feels perfectly aged, rounded, shaped, with immaculate fret work. It's a highlight on all Novo guitars in truth. The carve leans towards the early 60s in terms of girth and shape, though this carve is Novo's "Chunky C" which is a touch larger than other Novo's we've had. 

Equipped with a Lollar Vintage T and Gold Foil pickups, it sounds exactly like you'd think - which is to say, like a great, vintage Tele with an expanded neck position. Enough bite to know you're playing a classic Tele, but not overly so or ice-picky. The gold foil in the neck position brings inspiring chime and clarity to a pickup position that can sometimes sound a touch too muddy or muffled - and - it brings in a touch of that British-flavored chime to match the looks. A really cool, and simple, twist on the classic T formula. 

Looking past the excellent build quality, playability, and tones...there's something simple, joyous, and just plain fun about playing a Novo. 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 contours, top bound
  • Tempered maple neck
  • Chunky C carve - .860" @ 1st and .950" @ 12th
  • 9.5" radius
  • 25.5" scale length
  • 1.65" nut width, unbleached bone nut
  • Jescar 6125 frets, 21 total
  • Block inlays
  • Gotoh bridge w/compensated saddles
  • Kluson tuners
  • 3-way switch, V, T controls
  • Lollar Vintage Tele pickup (bridge), Lollar Gold Foil pickup (neck)
  • Gold anodized pickguard 
  • Black witch hat knobs
  • 10-46 strings 
  • Mono deluxe gig bag/hybrid case
  • SN 19121
  • 6lbs 13oz

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