Fano Guitars Announces Launch of Standard Series JM4-FB Bass

The bass incorporates a 34” scale length, 10” radius fretboard, and an early 60s "C" shape neck.

Scottsdale, AZ (January 12, 2018) -- Continuing in Fano Guitars’ tradition of innovative designs that are inspired by the classics and redefined by creativity, we announce the Fano Standard Series JM4-FB Bass!!

Using the ever-popular JM6 as a springboard, we designed the JM4 Bass to look and feel as though it’s been part of the Fano line from its inception.  The JM4’s classic styling incorporates a 34” scale length, 10” radius fretboard and an early 60s "C" shape neck that feels comfortable and familiar in your hands.  We have also raised the bar in playability and tone with the addition of our proprietary “FanoBird” bass pickups and “HiMax” bridge that offers both top-load and string-through body options.

We will continue to offer the option of Medium Distress and NOS finishes in eight different colors.  The JM4 will also be available with the choice of a Rosewood or Maple fretboard!  Like all Fano guitars – Alt de Facto and Standard instruments – each JM4 is hand-built, one at a time from start to finish by one builder in Scottsdale, AZ.

Availability

The new Fano Standard Series JM4-TB Bass will be launched in January 2018 at The Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA and shipping to Authorized Fano Dealers worldwide in February/March 2018.

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Whether in the studio or on his solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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