Dennis Fano, the lauded guitar designer/builder known for his Novo Guitars and Fano Guitars brands, has always wanted to make his guitars accessible to as many players as possible. In 2015 Dennis launched his import line of guitars, Rivolta, which exists under his lauded Novo Guitars. Every Rivolta gets inspected, setup, and shipped from the Novo factory/headquarters in Nashville, TN.
How cool is this Combinata VII? It looks amazing, balances perfectly, and sounds and plays like a guitar that's easily three times as expensive. Visually, it conjures up Rickenbacker-meets-LP Special vibes and feels exactly like the combination of those two guitars in hand - loud and chimey when played acoustically, but agile, more rocking, and easy to play like a LP Special. It's also incredibly lightweight - 6lbs 14oz to be exact.
Played clean or overdriven - especially through a Class A amp - this guitar simply sounds fantastic. There's a great, very useable range in the volume and tone controls, allowing you to roll back either to control the amount of breakup you want from your amp. The P90s deliver great midrange bite, but also sound less pinched in the mid and more open with a sweeter top-end than most. They really cover clean and driven tones with ease.
Rivolta guitars have managed to produce an incredibly well-made, killer looking, resonant and soulful guitar at a very reasonable price point. We're super impressed by these guitars - check them out!
Photo is our "stock image" - grain may differ slightly from guitar to guitar.
- Chambered mahogany body, double bound
- Maple top w/German carve
- Perloid block inlays
- Gold plexi guard
- 25" scale length
- 24 medium jumbo frets
- 12" radius
- 1.687" nut width
- Rivolta C+ neck carve
- Rivolta "Novanta" P90 pickups
- Nickel hardware
- Kluson style tuners
- Compensated wraparound bridge
- Rivolta Gig Bag Included
- Approx. 7lbs