This is our first Novo loaded with humbuckers - the pickups in combination with the old-school gold top treatment they gave it? My my my... so, so good. What an amazingly cool guitar that plays and sounds every bit as good as it looks. 

As we've mentioned before, these guitars are so incredibly comfortable to play. The neck 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. 

The combination of Lollar Imperials, a tempered pine body, and chopped Tele bridge yields familiar yet 'can't-quite-put-your-finger-on-it' tones. The sort that have you thinking, "where have I heard that before?" Part Tele snap and twang, part humbucker warmth and fatness, 100% killer. This guitar would be right at home in a variety of settings be it indie rock, blues, name it. 

One of the coolest things about Dennis Fano's Novo guitars is that they all share one body shape, but within that shape's framework Dennis and his Nashville-based crew are able to produce a stunning amount of variety. Each guitar has a different combo of pickups, finish, relic level...The key elements that unite them all is feel, tone, playability, and build quality. Dennis has built a stellar reputation in the boutique world for a reason - these are killer guitars, period. Priced with a deluxe Mono gig bag.


  • Tempered pine body, front contour w/cream binding 
  • Gold top w/amber back and sides finish, medium distressing
  • Tempered maple neck w/black headstock 
  • East Indian Rosewood fingerboard
  • 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
  • Clay dots
  • Chopped Tele w/Gotoh w/compensated brass saddles
  • Kluson tuners
  • 3-way switch, V, T controls
  • Lollar Imperial humbuckers 
  • Chopped cream pickguard w/polished aluminum control plate
  • 10-46 strings 
  • Mono deluxe gig bag/hybrid case
  • SN 19182
  • 7lbs 7oz

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