(SOLD) Fernandes The Function FST65 Super Strat Black Circa 1985
Fernandes FST-65 super-Strat style, made in Japan between 84-87, black on black. This is a cool little example of 80s MIJ shreddable super Strats. It's nicely put together and feels extremely sturdy and reassuring in the hands, the neck and frets etc are all bang-on. Fernandes have done some awesome and innovative things over the years, so this features a couple of their cool unique markers. The 'Head Crasher' (best name ever) tremolo functions like a Floyd Rose, but you don't need to remove the ball ends and clamp the strings in; it's a little simpler. It's very stable and fun to do crazy tricks on. The also-brilliantly-named Dog Fighter pickups look awesome, they're high-output passive pickups and they crunch up nicely. It was pretty easy to set the action on this to 'wow that's low', it's perfectly at home playing super quick stuff. Handy little shred-machine!
Model: Fernandes FST-65
Made: Japan, 1985 approx (dated by catalog, headstock shape; serial L028791)
Finish: black, 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Pickups: Fernandes Dog Fighter HB and 2 singles, high-output passive
Also inc: tremolo arm
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's some scratches on the back and a few marks around the front of the body. There's plenty of play-wear on the guard. The chrome parts are in pretty good shape with minor dulling only. There's a chip near the oddly-placed input jack. Overall: good condition (7.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is very low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear but they're in amazing shape for 30 years old; 8/10.