Warwick FNA???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gallient Knight, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. Gallient Knight

    Gallient Knight Guest

    Jul 31, 2001
    Milford CT
    Here's a short and stupid question. What does the FNA stand for in the Warwick product line? After looking at their site it appears that FNA shows up alot on basses with "large pole" pickups. However it doesn't apply to their whole product line.

    Anyone know what the secret decoder to this is?

    Or do I have to buy my first one and join the club first?
  2. KeithPas


    May 16, 2000
    I'm not sure that this is accurate information so take it with a grain of salt. Originally the FNA series was called the Altus, unfortunately another company already owned the copyright to that name so they took Warwick to court. The acroymn stands for F.... Not....Altus ( for the purpose of not getting banned from Talk Bass or being profane I did'nt spell out the first word but I'm sure you get the drift.
  3. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    if that's true...that's hilarious.

  4. Yup, that's the story I heard too. The other thing was that originally, Chevrolet got on their case because of the Corvette name. So they had this big hoopla with a Bass Player magazine contest and everything and they chose the winner. Then this small time luthier in Japan threatened to sue them over the Altus name. So they were getting it from both ends of the spectrum and in their frustration decided to call it FNA.