(SOLD) Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991

Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991
Fernandes FR-55 Revolver Metallic Blue 1991

Fernandes FR-55, made in Japan 1991, metallic blue. The Revolver series was Fernandes' main contribution to the 80s Japanese Superstrat explosion, and while it may not have done as well internationally as the Ibanez RG or the ESP Mirage, they're awesome guitars. This one has a handy simple 'FRT' (pron. 'fart') Floyd-light style bridge and a handy HSS pickup setup, paired with a super quick 24-fret neck. The neck is a slim C shape, rounded in the back and intuitively comfy, and still straight with decent frets after three decades. The pickups are fun: the single coils are clear and articulate with plenty of attack and sizzle, the humbucker is angular and growly with plenty of punch. This is going to run rings around whatever this dollar buys you in a brand new guitar these days, it's very good.

Model: Fernandes FR-55 Revolver
Made: Japan, 1991 approx (no serial on these)
Finish: metallic blue, gloss poly
Body: maple
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 13.75" radius, slim C shape, 42mm nut
Weight: 3.575kg
Mods: none
Pickup: Fernandes DS-1 single coil x2, SH-2 humbucker (bridge)
Case: none, note the trem arm is also not included

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the  end and bottom edge, scuffs on the top edge and a little chip on the bottom corner in the heel area. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has widespread scuffs and dimples around the whole body, most notably near the neck joint and along the back edge. The sides have some scuffs on the top horn and elbow area and a bunch of dimples near the jack and on the bottom horn. The front has scuffs along the back edge and around the bridge and knobs, dimples and rub wear in the elbow area and some play wear on the horns.  Overall: good condition (6.5/10).

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets look pretty good with plenty of life left, 7/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.


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