Fernandes Limited Edition TEJ-45 Black 1989
Fernandes TEJ-45, black, made in Japan 1989. Fernandes stuff has done very well in Japan for several decades now, and for good reason: they make super cool guitars. This is like a Tele, with a bit of 80s shred DNA and a touch of goth attitude thrown in for good measure. The neck is still in the easy round C genre, but it's got a bend-friendly 16" radius and an easy-access neck joint, so it's absurdly quick to move around on. The pickups are a classic overwound passive single coil, so it cleans up nicely at low gain settings and offers plenty of sparkle, but it's definitely happiest with a generous smattering of gain and perhaps some fly kicks and stage jumps. The bound gloss black finish looks similar to the elusive Fender Aerodyne Telecaster of many decades later, but paired with a slightly pointy headstock this has a classy-but-ready-to-party aesthetic. These usually don't last long in the shop as they feel great and look awesome, so don't dither if you're keen!
Model: Fernandes TEJ-75
Made: Japan, 1989 (L189541)
Finish: gloss black, cream binding
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 15" radius
Weight: 3.330 kg
Mods: pickups replaced, body routed for humbucker, knobs replaced
Pickup: 2 x Fernandes VS3 singe coils (neck and bridge)
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. The headstock has a couple of scuffs around the posts on the front. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have very light scuffs around the whole body, no major marks. The front has some dimples on the back edge near the knobs and elbow area, as well as some scuffs on both horns from play. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.