If you want to date a FERNANDES guitar, we can help you…
The older FERNANDES guitars do have serial numbers on occasion, and can be found on the neck plates of the Revival series Stratocasters and Telecasters, but otherwise, FERNANDES did not often use serial numbers.
Let´s see the headstocks…
1973-76 Traditional “FERNANDES” Logo — Kawai Gakki.
1976-77 Spaghetti “FERNANDES” Logos — Kawai/Tokai Gakki. The FERNANDES logo at this time was similar in font and style (particularly the “F”) to the Fender logo. The headstock shapes themselves were clones of the Fender strat and tele shapes.
1978-81 “Stone FERNANDES” Logo — Tokai Gakki. Headstock shapes remain clones of Fender shapes.
1981-89. FERNANDES Revival and Limited Edition Series Logo — Probably Tokai Gakki. The tiny writing after “FERNANDES” reads either “LIMITED EDITION” (1982-85) or “REVIVAL SERIES” (1981-89). The tiny writing below “FERNANDES” reads “Electric Sound Research Group”. The shapes remain Fender clones.
1985-1986. Limited Edition — Probably Tokai Gakki. The change here is not one of logo design or wording, but of headstock shape. This is the first change to the shape. The rounded “nose” of the strat-clone headstock is replaced with a kind of hook-shaped nose.
1985-1989. The Function Serie Logo — Probably Tokai Gakki.
To be continued…
JAPTONE has made a compilation of information about FERNANDES guitars collected from the internet (see below for references), revised and merged to provide you an overall vision on FERNANDES guitars. Many FERNANDES guitars have been checked by us for more than a decade. This is the Chapter IX…HOW TO DATE A FERNANDES GUITAR.
Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.plugin cookies