Fernandes TEJ-55G Black 1992
Fernandes TEJ-55G, made in Japan around 1992, gloss black. Sure, you've got a 'superstrat', but what about a 'megatele'? Legendary Japanese builder Fernandes have sacrilegiously added a smooth two point tremolo bridge, pointy angled headstock and a H/S pickup setup to the classic T shape. It works really dang well. The neck pickup tone is a hi-fi, crisp and thick take on the Strat-spank; it's got what many T style guitars are missing in terms of heft and eloquence. The bridge pickup is an angry, moderately hot humbucker with a heap of growling mids and natural compression; it's perfect into a scungy tube amp. The neck is a sensible halfway point between a tradition round 60s style C profile and a shred-friendly flatter shape; it's intuitive and easy to play without feeling too vintage or too metal. The bound black finish and worn gold hardware combo is super cool; it looks very slick. All kinds of wrong and yet somehow very right.
Model: Fernandes TEJ-55G
Made: Japan, 1992 approx (no serial)
Finish: gloss black, cream binding
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 15.75" radius
Pickup: Fernandes VS3 single coil (neck), LH1 humbucker (bridge)
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some marks ont he end and light scuffs on the front and back. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has widespread light scuffs bu no major marks. The sides have minor dimples on the elbow area, near the jack and on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just light scuffs around the whole body, dimples on the top edge and play wear on both horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have almost no wear, 9/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.