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,[nbsp]which exists under his lauded Novo Guitars. Every Rivolta gets inspected, setup, and shipped from the Novo factory/headquarters in Nashville, TN.
To be blunt, this Combinata XVII is just flat-out cool, period. 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. Yes, that's a very cool thing.
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 Duesenberg Les Trem II w/roller saddle bridge is a nice alternative to the oft-used Bigsby and works really well (please note: the trem bar wasn't installed for this photo shoot but is included and can be installed prior to shipping).
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! Priced with padded soft case.
- 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[nbsp]
- Rivolta C+ neck carve
- Rivolta "Novanta" P90 pickups
- Nickel hardware
- Kluson style tuners
- Duesenberg Les Trem II w/roller saddle bridge[nbsp]
- Padded soft case[nbsp]
- Average weight: 7 1/2 lbs