Fernandes JG75 Satin Purple 1996
Fernandes JG75, transparent satin purple, made in Taiwan circa 1996. These JG series guitars are so cool: take the classic offset shape, add a modern super quick neck with a flatter radius and tall frets and a lightweight body and a nice simple electronic setup. This was the top model in it's day, so you get a couple of cool quirks: it's got a string-through-body hardtail bridge and a pair of active single coils, plus a deluxe lightweight ash body. All that adds up to a super thick, juicy Tele-ish type tone. Heaps of chime and twang, but with a fat, immediate bass and a healthy rock-and-roll moderately hot output. It's a really great sounding guitar, for sure. The neck is slim and super quick in the hands, so this feels like a total riff monster. The satin purple finish has a certain 90s charm; it looks 'almost black' until you get up close. If you're after a superbly made offset with mountains of tone without dropping crazy cash, surely this is your friend.
Model: Fernandes JG75
Made: Taiwan, 1996 approx
Finish: satin transparent purple (MSTP), 1-ply black guard
Body: light weight ash
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 13.75" radius
Mods: jack replaced
Pickup: Fernandes FGI-S active single coil x2
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock is pretty clean. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and a scuff on the back only. The back has a couple of very light surface scuffs, no major marks. The sides are pretty clean, just some minor scuffs in the elbow area and on the bottom horn. The front is pretty tidy, just a couple of scuffs behind the bridge and some play wear on the guard. 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, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.