Fernandes FSB-40 Bass Burgundy Mist Metallic 2001
Fernandes FSB-40 bass, burgundy mist, made in Taiwan 2001. When I saw this come up, I had to buy it, I couldn't help myself. It's approximately Stingray-flavoured, but with a slightly quirkier body and guard shape and a simple passive electronic setup. It's got a great neck, slim and stable, somewhere between a Jazz and Precision in profile and nice and smooth in the hands. The alder body lends the tone a little more balance and smoothness than a Stingray, but there's still heaps of punch and growl on tap. The finish is a show-stopper, it really does look superb. The catalog lists black, white and red as the only options, so this metallic lavender hue is a rare treat. Very cool!
Model: Fernandes FSB-40
Made: Taiwan, 2001 approx (no serial on this on e)
Finish: burgundy mist metallic, 3-ply pearl white guard
Neck: maple with maple board, 34" scale, 13.77" radius, 39mm nut, slim C shape
Pickup: Fernandes FMM-1 passive humbucker
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has minor marks on the end and bottom edge. 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 a few minor marks: dimples on both horns, scuffs and dimples on the elbow area and near the jack. The front is pretty tidy, just some dimples around the bridge and in the elbow area, a ding on the top horn and some play wear on and around the guard. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look great, very minor wear only, 9/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.