(SOLD) Fernandes JG45 Yellow 2000
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. It's got a handy three way 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, 2000 approx (serial 001012)
Finish: yellow, 3-ply cream 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 scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and some rub wear on the back only. The back has some minor scuffs near the neck joint and on the top horn, no major marks. The sides have some minor dimples near the jack and in the elbow area as well as a minor dent on the bottom horn. The front has a couple of dimples in the elbow area and some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets look great, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.