Fernandes JG40 Royal Blue 1999
Fernandes JG40, made in Taiwan 1999, royal blue. These JG series guitars are a lot of fun. Fernandes stuff has done really well in Japan for many decades, but you seldom see them outside Japan. This little guy is a rare HSS version of the JG40. You get some MIJ-shred heritage features: fairly flat fretboard radius, tall frets, 25.5" scale, combined with a cool 90s throwback offset shape body. It's an easy player: light and comfy, slim neck, sturdy hardware... it just works. Tone-wise, it's Strat-like but with a certain bit of extra stank dialled in; it loves a bit of gain and has plenty of attack and warmth. If you're after a cool gig-friendly offset partystarter, this little legend is sure to light your rocket.
Model: Fernandes JG40
Made: Taiwan, 1999 (neck date 29 Sep 1999)
Finish: royal blue, 3-ply cream guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 13.75" radius
Pickup: Fernanded SH-7 humbucker (br), single coil x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor dimples on the end and bottom edge. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has an extra hole and a chip on the top horn as well as some light scuffs around the body. Note the back cover is missing. The sides have a few things to note: minor dimples on the top horn, a chip and some light scuffs on the elbow area, a bunch of little scuffs near the jack abd some scuffs and a pair of chips on the bottom horn. The front is pretty tidy, just some light scuffs near the jack and on the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.