(SOLD) Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978

Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978
Fernandes Stone Logo FST-50 Olympic White 1978

Fernandes FST-50, creamy white, made in Japan circa 1978. Fernandes launched in 1969, initially offering flamenco style acoustic guitars, before expanding into electric guitars in the early 70s. They would go on to become one of the biggest guitar brands in Japan to this day. These 'stone logo' examples from the late 70s are probably their most sought after guitars; they were really getting things right when this beauty was made. It feels great in the hands: the body is loud and resonant and the neck is awesome. The neck is a slim C style shape, rounded and comfy, with a pleasing dark rosewood board and a tight and tidy piece of maple on the back; it just feels right. The tone on offer is bright and charismatic, with a sparkly top end and plenty of girth through the mids. I really like it for rhythm stuff especially, it has an agreeable balance to it for big boisterous chords. The faded white finish and big headstock add a certain swagger to the looks. Works for me!

Model: Fernandes FST-50
Made: Japan, 1978 approx (serial 453050)
Finish: three tone sunburst 
Body: alder (not verified)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, slim C shape
Weight: 3.420kg
Mods: none
Pickup: Fernandes single coil x3, 3-way switch
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end and some light scuffs on the top and bottom edges. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has some scuffs on the back edge, top horn and along the belly carve. The sides have some light scuffs on the top horn and some minor dimples on the elbow area around to near the jack. The front has some dimples near the jack and along the back edge, as well as some scuffs around the bridge 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 are in decent shape with no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.


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