Fernandes Limited Edition ST-40 Candy Apple Red 1987
Fernandes ST-40 Strat style, candy apple red, made in Japan around 1987. This is a cool little guitar, no doubt! It's in the 'super Strat' genre, but without going too deep into shredsville. You get a smooth two point tremolo, a pair of moderate output humbuckers and a flat radius board with jumbo frets, but the neck is a sensible 60s style slim round profile and the classic curves are all still in play. It sounds awesome plugged in: heaps of grunt when cranked or an eloquent, understated chime when dialled back. The neck feels great, it's super easy to move around on and has a certain intuitive charm. The black-on-red styling has that classic late 80s aesthetic to it without being too gaudy; it really pops on the wall and will surely look even better in full flight. Fernandes stuff still flies a little under the radar outside Japan, so you get a huge amount of guitar for your dollar; this rips.
Model: Fernandes Limited Edition ST-40
Made: Japan, 1987 approx (serial 5120473)
Finish: candy apple red, 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 200mm" radius
Pickup: Fernandes SH-1 humbucker 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 on the back only. The back has a number of light scuffs and dimples around the body, no major marks. The sides are pretty clean but there are minor dimples around the whole body. The front has light scuffs around the whole body and play wear on the guard and top horn; no major marks. 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.