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SNAMM '15 - Fano Standard Series Demos

July 21, 2015
Luthier Dennis Fano unveils a line of standardized guitars that still his vibe and mojo, but with a lower price point.
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NAMM '15 - Tone King Imperial MK II & Fano Guitars ML6 Demos

February 12, 2015
See and hear Mark Bartel's reimagined combo that launched his company 20 years ago. Plus, get a taste of Dennis Fano's SG-meets-Telecaster solidbody.
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NAMM 2015: Editors' Picks – Day 1

January 22, 2015
A few of the axes, effects, amps, and toys that caught the PG editors' attention on day one of NAMM 2015.
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Top 5 Pop-Rock Rig Rundowns

October 8, 2014
Witness the gear of the pop-rock gods—from James Valentine's fully-loaded boutique board to Monte Pittman's stash of signature axes, Justin Derrico's collection of Les Pauls, the Neon Trees' custom Fender setup, and John Mayer's beat-and-battered BLACK1 Strat.
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Neon Trees: Pop Psychology

March 18, 2014
Guitarist Chris Allen and bassist Branden Campbell discuss playing with nuance in Neon Trees, an alt-pop rock band with a sound that could be described as new new wave.
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NAMM '14 - Fano Guitars RB6 Thinline & TC6 Carved Top Demos

February 14, 2014
Luthier Dennis Fano's new model unites Rickenbacker, Kay, and Jazzmaster cues including Gold Foil pickups.
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NAMM 2014: Editors' Picks Day 4

January 26, 2014
PG Editors pick their top gear from the final day of NAMM.
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GALLERY: 2014 NAMM Day 4

January 26, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the final day of the 2014 Winter NAMM show.
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Fano Alt de Facto GF6 Review

September 14, 2013
Inspired by oddball semi-hollows of yesteryear, Dennis Fano’s latest features neo-classic aesthetics and an intoxicating blend of lead and rhythm tones.
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NAMM '13 - Fano Guitars GF6 Guitar Demo & GF4 Bass

January 26, 2013
PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Fano Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Fano's GF6 and GF4 (guitar and bass) models, and get a demo of the Fender Starcaster-esque GF6.
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NAMM '12 - Fano Guitars Alt de Facto PX4 Bass Demo

February 25, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fano Guitars booth within the Premier Builders Guild area. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fano's newest bass guitars -- the Alt de Facto PX4.
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NAMM '12 - Fano Guitars Stratosphear Demo

January 25, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fano Guitars booth (Premier Builders Guild). In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fano Guitars newest model -- the Stratosphear.
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NAMM '11 - Fano TC6 & Gjika Amps SE-30 Demos

February 18, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Premier Builder's Guild booth and checks out products from Fano Guitars and Gjika Amplifiers. In this segment, we get to see and hear more demos of the Fano Guitars TC6 & Gjika SE-30 Amp.
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Fano Guitars JM6 Electric Guitar Review

February 15, 2011
A distressed and comfortable Jazzmaster-style instrument with gritty P-90s
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Factory Tour - Premier Builders Guild's Guitars

December 17, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Arroyo Grande, CA, at the Premier Builders Guild shop. In this video segment, we get the lowdown on what Premier Builders Guild is all about, what builders are affiliated with the guild (Gene Baker, Dennis Fano, Roger Giffin, Johan Gustavsson, Saul Koll, and Jason Z. Schroeder), and also how these US-made, handbuilt guitars differ from the custom-made instruments built by the guild's luthiers.

Here, we get to see how PBG enables players to choose from their portfolio of boutique, masterbuilt guitars without the uncertainty, long wait times, and lack of customer support often associated with boutique instruments. The PBG shop is run by master luthier and head engineer Gene Baker and production manager Gil Vasquez who have over 30 years of combined experience and expertise in the guitar-building world.
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