Fernandes JG-55 Pewter Grey 1997
Fernandes JG-55, pewter grey, made in Taiwan 1997. These JG series guitars are awesome: take the classic American offset shapes and add some Japanese pragmatism in the form of a fast-playing neck, simple electronics and a hardtail bridge... it works a treat. This particular example has a handy HS style setup, so the neck single coil doles out a Strat-like punchy plonk with plenty of clarity and sparkle, while the bridge pickup offers a whole lot of bark and growl with a juicy natural low-end plenty of cream through the mids. The neck really is quick: it's a slim, round shape with a fairly flat board, taller frets and an easy-access body joint, so you can get around it with absolute ease. The grey finish with matching headstock has a certain steampunk elegance to it, it's not flashy but it lets the attractive curves do the talking. If you're after an uncomplicated offset that sounds and feels superb, this will surely have you smiling.
Model: Fernandes JG-55
Made: Taiwan, 1997 approx (no serial on these)
Finish: pewter grey (PTR), 1-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 13.75" radius, 42mm nut
Pickup: Fernandes MS-201 single coil, FVH-2000 humbucker
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear on theback only. The back has a few light scuffs near the neck plate, ferrules and in the belly carve area, nothing major. The sides have no major marks. The front is also pretty clean, just a few dimples in the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.