CHAPTER VIII. HISTORY. FERNANDES AND BURNY (1981…)
13 October 2017
CHAPTER X. HOW TO DATE A BURNY GUITAR.
29 November 2017

CHAPTER IX. HOW TO DATE A FERNANDES GUITAR.

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.

Fernandes FST-50

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  • 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.

References:

www.FERNANDESguitars.com

Wikipedia

Dating FERNANDES Guitars

Guitarsjapan

Japanaxe

Tokaiforum

5 Comments

  1. Ymel says:

    Hi, thank you, very informative chapter. May I show you my video about my The Revival? It is in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS3rimVS4KU

  2. Big Aaron says:

    Hello, I got a fernandes guitar from my brother and I was curious about the year it was made. I remove the neck and O2 – 03 was stamped on there with w79 in red

    • Japtone says:

      Hi,

      We have created a Facebook group (Guitarras vintage niponas / Japanese Vintage Guitars) to interact with other Japanese guitar lovers. Please make your consultations (related to no Japtone´s guitars) in Facebook to share questions, ideas, information… Thanks for your understanding.

  3. Mangor aanensen says:

    Hi I have a Fernandes Telecaster Revival serial no 030028 any idea years? And price?
    Thanks

    • Japtone says:

      Hi,

      We have created a Facebook group (Guitarras vintage niponas / Japanese Vintage Guitars) to interact with other Japanese guitar lovers. Please make your consultations (related to no Japtone´s guitars) in Facebook to share questions, ideas, information… Thanks for your understanding.

      Cheers !!!

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