Review: Italia Fiorano Standard + Mondial Deluxe
The Italia Fiorano Standard (price in Finland approx. 640 €) is a beautiful thinline, double-cutaway semi.
The Fiorano’s body is made by routing large pockets into the front of a solid mahogany body. In contrast to Italia’s Rimini 6 or Mondial Deluxe models the Fiorano doesn’t have a full centre block, though, but features an opening in the block between the guitar’s pickups. The body is then finished by glueing on a bound spruce top.
Hard rock maple is used for the Fiorano Standard’s neck.
The modern tuning machines are embossed with the I-for-Italia logo, and work very nicely.
The bound fretboard sports Italia’s stylish inlays, consisting of pearloid blocks and abalone dots.
The Fiorano Standard’s neck is glued in at the 19th fret.
Great to see Italia using a modern version of the venerable Tune-o-Matic-bridge. The updated design does away with the annoying and ever-rattling piece of…
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