Fernandes Guitar

Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by Robert Mickinak, Oct 12, 2019 at 2:51 PM.

  1. Robert Mickinak

    Robert Mickinak New Member

    Joined:
    Saturday
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Hi my grandfather recently passed away and he had several guitars that we split amongst family. I took this Fernandes and I know pretty much nothing about guitars and was wondering if anyone has an idea as to the model of this guitar and possible value its in pretty decent shape, but low end will do. Its more out of curiosity than anything he always told my gram he bought the guitars cheap but I know what he spent on some of them. Thanks
     

    Attached Files:

  2. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    10,015
    Likes Received:
    7,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    No longer Texas
    Any shots of the headstock, front and back? Any identifying print and a serial number would help.

    I don’t recognize that model off hand.
     
  3. golem

    golem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,426
    Likes Received:
    3,580
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    St. Louis
    The more expensive guitars from this brand will have sustainer systems and Duncan pickups. So I can tell you this is one of the cheaper ones.
     
    andrewsrea likes this.

  4. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    10,015
    Likes Received:
    7,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    No longer Texas
    Fernandes Native. A serial number would help us find it's year and how it was spec'd. It does look like an inexpensive model.

    I've never seen one of those...

    Looks like Reverb.com says $200 - $300 range is the going used price - or $400 to $500 range if it has a sustainer pickup.
     
  5. Robert Mickinak

    Robert Mickinak New Member

    Joined:
    Saturday
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Here are sime more pics
     

    Attached Files:

  6. andrewsrea

    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,246
    Likes Received:
    7,364
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Lake St. Louis, MO
    Sorry to hear about your Granddad. Sounds like you have a keepsake!
     
  7. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    10,015
    Likes Received:
    7,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    No longer Texas
    Fernandes (and Burny) are notorious for being difficult to date, because the factory didn't keep records. From what I understand, the 3 in the serial number indicates it was made in Korea or Taiwan.

    This is based on an assumption that some enthusiasts of the brand have pieced together, I don't know that it's accurate. Sometimes the date ws stamped on the inside of the neck heel - again, this is an assumption going by their sleuthing - but it's worth a look if the suspense is killing you.

    However, now that you have the brand and model name you can look it up on Reverb.com to get an appoximate valuation. Run a search for the guitar. On the page that follows, type this into the address bar at the end: "&showsold=true" (no spaces, no quotation marks). Then hit enter. You should be shown all examples of that model that have been posted, whether they sold or were ended by the seller. Keep in mind, this page will not show the selling prices - it will only show what the seller was asking initially.

    Good luck. I only know this info due to once owning a Fernandes Vertigo that I did some research about. Never found anything to hint at it's origins.
     
    fullonshred and tobijohn like this.

Share This Page