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Rivolta Guitars

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.

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.

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 that Search and Distro are a part of.

“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