Fernandes JG-45 Yellow 1999
Fernandes JG-45, very bright yellow, made in Taiwan circa 1999. Fernandes have enjoyed longstanding success and respect on the local Japanese market; they're brought a lot of cool innovations and great models out over the years. These JG series models popped up briefly in the late 90s, an oh boy, these are cool. Here we have the classic offset shape, paired with a sensible, smooth and sturdy two point Strat trem, a 25.5" scale neck with a shreddable 13.75" radius and easy-access neck joint and a pair of humbuckers. It's a great combo: this is a super easy player, perfectly balanced and a lot of fun. A previous owner installed a splitter switch, which allows for some single coil and out-of-phase tones alongside the standard crunchy HB options. The yellow finish is a curiosity: these pop up in some funky non-catalog finishes occasionally, and this punch-in-head canary yellow with matching headstock is delightfully gaudy. If you're after a mean riff monster in a bright yellow stage jacket, here's your new best mate.
Model: Fernandes JG-45
Made: Taiwan, 1999 approx (serial 201207)
Finish: yellow, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 13.75" radius
Mods: coil split switch installed
Pickup: Fernandes SH-7 humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor dimples on the bottom edge. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a chip near the neck joint and some dimples and light scuffs around the body. The sides have a few dimples on the shoulder and near the jack. The front is pretty tidy, just some play wear on the guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets look great, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.