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Enter for your chance to WIN a GF6 from Fano Guitars!  Prize Value: $3,173. Giveaway ends July 31, 2014.
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GF6 Specs:

Top: Alder

Back: Alder

Neck: Maple (Bolt-on)

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Neck Shape: Early 60's C

Scale Length: 25.5"

Nut: 1.65" Tusq XL

Radius: Compound 7.25"-9.5"

Frets: 22 - Jescar 6105

Hardware: Nickel

Tuners: Gotoh Vintage

Bridge: TonePros T-O-M & Stoptail

Pickups: Humbucker

Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Distress Levels: Extra Light, Light, Medium

Strings: .010-.046

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