(SOLD) ** PROJECT ** Fernandes PJR-45 White 1986
This item is non-functional, sold as-is and intended as a project.
Known issues: neck is warped, kicking up above the 12th fret
The skinny: this bass is suffering from a common issue, some 'ramping' above the 12th fret. It's playable below the 12th, but the top octave of the fretboard suffers from fret buzz and choking. Normally, such an issue can be corrected by a fret level and dress, or in nastier cases, you can plane the board flat and re-fret the neck. That's tricky in this case as the board is a 1.5mm radius laminate rosewood piece, so there's not really enough board there plane it out to get it sorted. So, replace the neck, or replace the board with a slab board... there's a few options. The pickups, hardware etc are all in good functional order. If it was fully functional and in good order, this instrument would normally list for around $745A.
Model: Fernandes Limited Edition PJR-45
Made: Japan, 1986 approx (serial 6032432)
Finish: white, matching neack and headstock, 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 34" scale, 9.5" radius, 40mm at nut
Pickup: Fernandes VPB-Z, VJB-2B
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has minor marks on the end and bottom edge. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have a few minor marks: dimples on both horns, scuffs and dimples on the elbow area and near the jack. The front is pretty tidy, just some dimples around the bridge and in the elbow area, a ding on the top horn and some play wear on and around the guard. Overall: good condition (7/10)