Fernandes JG40 Pink 2001
Fernandes JG40, hot pink, made in Taiwan 2001. This one is pretty easy to spot! Fernandes guitars have done very well in Japan for several decades now; they're an innovative company with a great history. This has the classic Jag/JM style shape, but unlike the vintage style Fenders, it's got a sensible Strat-type two point tremolo bridge, easy 3-way electronics with a coil split and slim neck with a fairly flat radius; perfect for faster playing and vey comfy. The tone is great: heaps of crunch and warmth through the mids, beefy bass and a nice little dash of cut on the top. The lurid hot pink with matching headstock is sure to look great on stage; it's an abomination in all the right ways. If you're after a super fun offset with plenty of mojo for a great dollar, look this way. Not that you can look away, right?
Model: Fernandes JG40
Made: Taiwan, 2001 (neck code 010226)
Finish: hot pink, 2-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 13.75" radius
Mods: knobs replaced, pots, switches and caps replaced, jack replaced
Pickup: Fernandes HPD100 (bridge), FV3010 w/ Sustainer Lite (neck)
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock and neck are pretty clean, no major marks. The back has a few dimples around the edge and some light scuffs around the body. The sides are pretty clean, just a little chip on the top horn and some dimples near the jack. The front is pretty clean, just some little chips on the top horn, behind the bridge and near the knobs and some light scuffs on the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have some normal wear, nothing nasty, 7/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.