Today Tokai and Grecos are the must collectable, but this may change tomorrow. I have bought three new strats A greco from 78, and two Fernandes revivals from the 1980's one is a lefty as I'm a south Paw! However, I have only added the button to two right handed strats and no longer do it as it requires putting a hole in the guitar. I've been told that Burny didn't use serial numbers during the mid 80s to early 90s. Does it have Gotoh tuners? To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. Different spacing of 6 adjustment screws in front and back pickup. My Burny knowledge comes from old catalogues, from my own guitars today I have 10 Burnys and I have owned ca.
But remember my observations are only guidelines. We proposed some changes to the Emporiums. The pots appear to be smaller in size than some I have seen, but I have little knowledge about the differences in pots. On the other hand, mine are both great sounding, great playing instruments. Good luck with your hunt. To tell you an more about your particular Fernandes, additional info from you will be needed. This was a little pawn shop that mostly specialized in jewelry, but they had a number of amps and guitars as well.
In spite of all the issues, I really like the guitar and am doing my best to fix it up and use it live. Obviously it is a used guitar, since Fernandes doesn't make tele-style guitars anymore. It´s funny importing old guitars from Japanese guitar dealers, watching Yahoo Japan and E-bay and participate in the Tokai and Japanaxe forums on the web. They are similar in many ways except for the name on the headstock. There are transition models, and it is very easy to change a truss rod cover or a pickup. They even have the same celluloid tortoise pick guard.
When you mention a Fernandes Limited Edition, what type of guitar is this? Hey, thanks for the information. Any info on the guitar from Fernandes experts would be welcome and much appreciated. Surrounds not as high as on the original Gibsons, and with a rounded bottom. There is no serial number on back, and from what info I've been able to dig up that is not uncommon but the norm with Burny. These pickups was rather expensive 12. Serial number series is F03.
But they have no other id. Both have Electric Sound Research Group decals on traditionally shaped Fender style headstocks, as yours does. The only different being the Japanese model has the serial number to the left of the logo. Middle single coil 5k was possibly added by the previous owner? Anyone recognize that serial number scheme? In my opinion, this is the first really good Burny Les Paul. But it is out there. The neck should be dated, but due to the logos on guitars and the start of Taiwan production in general I'd assume it's a 1996 model. Has big block trem for killer sustain.
It is not local so I asked the seller where it was built and for the serial number. Electronics and pickups can help to identify certain eras as well. The seller thinks it was a Japan model, but I have not looked under the bridge plate nor at the neck heel. It's got it's fair share of dings an scrapes, and the frets have some real play on them but plenty left, I think. If I dont get what I am asking I will just keep it, but I dont need so many Strats. Also, you mentioned a neck plate that has a little logo on it and an icon before Fernandes and Electric Sound Research Group. The Revival has the different style neckplate with 'Fernandes' on top, and the L serial below that, no icon.
You got a deal on that one! It has no markings, stickers etc and there are no numbers stamped in the usual places such as the end of the neck or neck pocket of the body. Thanks I will try to get a pic this weekend. Plastic wire and small green capacitors. If it didn't sell, I was going to upgrade its pickups and keep it. Another place you could look is at estate sales. The colour on these guitars was gold. Nickel covers gold on Customs.
The Burnys with the serial numbers were most likely made to higher specifications. Also has a finish crack by neck pocket shown in one of the pictures, but if you care about tone this is the guitar, if you look at guitars more than play, not for you. The neck is one piece, not a glued together neck. Tax Policies This seller doesn't charge tax on their sales. I do think that all guitars are finished in poly.
Other differences include neck finish, tuners, pots, pups, and switches. This is the right handed one, which I know was made in the 80's but can anyone help me narrow this down to a specific year? I will end this paper with the most obvious, the headstock, the pickups, the electronics and the serial number. Please do not copy too!! The first Les Paul standards are from 1975, and the ones that I have seen are not that great. Tons of info on the net if you care to research. I am living in France.
Dual hex rows, each pickups reads 12k. All black or Zebra bobbins. They only made that design for a short time, maybe a year. I have replaced the pickguard and back cover with a tortoise shell look as the original single ply white pickguard really sucked. Has new Ernie Ball 10s on it. The whole guitar looks like that in the right light other times it looks red.