(SOLD) Fernandes JG45 Pearl Red 1999
Fernandes JG45, made in Taiwan 1999, pearl red. These JG series guitars punch well beyond their modest dime and are so much fun to play. Fernandes stuff has done really well in Japan for many decades, but you seldom see them outside Japan. Here we have a pretty cool take on the Jag style offset, but equipped with some 'modern' (for twenty years ago!) sensibilities: a fairly flat radius board, tasty two-point Strat-style trem, 25.5" scale and a pair of moderately hot passive humbuckers. The tone is awesome: heaps of attack and spank, but with a certain thickness through the mids and a punchy low end. It's perfect for big 90s grunge and punk rhythm parts; it eats that stuff for breakfast. The red-on-red finish with the black hardware is awesome, it has a certain cyberpunk gaudiness to it and will surely turn some heads on stage. Very cool indeed.
Model: Fernandes JG45
Made: Taiwan, 1999 (serial 199324)
Finish: pearl red , 1-ply candy apple red guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 13.75" radius
Pickup: Fernandes SH-7 humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has a few light scuffs on and around the cavity cover, no major marks. The sides have a scuff on the bottom horn, no major marks. The front has a couple dimples around the bridge and some light play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.