Acclaimed guitar designer and builder Dennis Fano of Novo Guitars and the highly innovative Eastwood Guitars are excited to announce the launch of Rivolta Guitars.
Fano has always wanted to make his guitars accessible to as many players as possible and partnering with Mike Robinson of Eastwood Guitars was the perfect solution. The Rivolta models will feature the best elements of Fano’s well-known designs and utilize Eastwood’s established production facilities and worldwide distribution network.
The initial Rivolta model, The Combinata, was launched through the Eastwood Custom Shop, and is now available on this website, at EastwoodGuitars.com, and through a growing number of dealers worldwide.
“I’m excited to partner with Eastwood to launch the Rivolta brand. These guitars will offer fans of Novo and my previous designs a chance to get the guitar they’ve always wanted.” – Dennis Fano
“All of us at Eastwood and Airline guitars have been fans of Dennis’ creations for many years. With his keen eye for design and attention to detail that professional players have come to expect, we’re confident this will be a home run.” – Mike Robinson
ABOUT DENNIS FANO
Dennis cut his teeth repairing instruments at Matt Umanov Guitars in NYC from 1995-2000. He launched Fano Guitars in 1996 and started building instruments full-time in 2000. He introduced the award-winning and influential “Alt de Facto” guitar series in 2006.
Needing a new challenge, Dennis created Novo Guitars in 2014 to further refine his “timeless modern” design aesthetic.
Dennis has built instruments for such musical icons as Andy Partridge, Dave Gregory, Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, Johnny Marr, Walter Becker and Matthew Sweet.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE COMBINATA
- Set neck construction
The 25″ scale rock maple neck is set into the body and adds snap and presence to the tone of the COMBINATA.
- Tone chambers
Both sides of the mahogany body are chambered to lend a warm acoustic resonance and to reduce the overall weight of the guitar.
- Great feel and playability
The two octave rosewood fingerboard is fully bound and precision inlaid with mother-of-pearl blocks.
- An array of tones
The pair of Rivolta “Novanta” P-90’s can go from clean to mean. P-90 soapbars have long been Dennis’ go-to pickup choice when designing a truly versatile instrument.