Dennis Fano and Eastwood join forces to launch Rivolta Guitars

Dennis Fano - formerly of Fano and now of Novo Guitars - and Eastwood Guitars have announced a new collaborative operation, Rivolta Guitars, and a new guitar with it, the Combinata.

The idea behind Rivolta is to make Fano's vintage-inspired guitars "accessible to as many players as possible", utilising Eastwood's production facilities and distribution network.

Rivolta's first model, the Combinata, offers a chambered mahogany body with German carve top, 25" maple set neck with Rivolta C+ neck profile and 24 frets, as well as Rivolta's own Novanta P-90 pickups.

There's a choice of compensated wraptail bridge or DeluxeTrem model with Duesenberg Les Trem II, while finishes include Adriatic Blue Metallic, Pomodoro Red Metallic, Toro Black Metallic and Autunno Burst.

The Combinata is available to preorder now from select retailers, listed on Rivolta Guitars, with the price tag weighing in at around $1,199/£1,099 - nearly a third of similarly retro-modern offerings from Novo and Fano. We like the sounds of that…

Combinata specs

  • Chambered mahogany body
  • German carve top (mahogany on metallics, maple on burst)
  • Double bound body
  • Set maple neck
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother-of-pearl block inlays
  • Bound peghead
  • 25" scale
  • 24 frets
  • 12″ fingerboard radius
  • 1.687″ nut width
  • Rivolta C+ neck profile
  • Rivolta "Novanta" P-90 pickups
  • Nickel hardware
  • Kluson style tuners
  • Compensated vintage wrapover bridge
  • White plexi pickguard/gold plexi on burst finish
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.