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    So, now that it is tax refund time I am looking around for a new (under 1000) guitar that might be fun, since I have an Ibanez RG7 and Fender tele I sort of think I should get something weird and have been looking at the Vertigo series, really intrigued by adding the sustainer and all...

    Anyway, any thoughts/opinions?
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    So, now that it is tax refund time I am looking around for a new (under 1000) guitar that might be fun, since I have an Ibanez RG7 and Fender tele I sort of think I should get something weird and have been looking at the Vertigo series, really intrigued by adding the sustainer and all...

    Anyway, any thoughts/opinions?


    I have a Japanese Fernandes and Fernandes P-Project (vintage style but with modern appointments like preamp, active pups, stainless frets etc).

    Both bought dirt cheap from japan (they hold zero 2nd hand value over there), both are phenomenal, the necks are just gorgeous, fit and finish is great. I really love my Fernandes-es (fernandi?!)

    But.. those vertigos and such, not sure where they are made..







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    • #3
      I love the Vertigo. If I were looking for another modern guitar, I'd be really into a hardtail Vertigo in white with a Sustainer in the bridge.
      Guitars:
      - Gibson Les Paul Standard '85
      - Fender MIJ '52 Esquire
      - 50s Homebuilt Tele
      - Baritone Tele

      Basses:

      - Rickenbacker 4001 '64
      - Gibson Grabber
      - Gibson G3

      Amps:
      - Marshall 1965B
      - Peavey 2x10
      - Sunn 200S

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      • #4
        I've always liked Fernandes' better stuff since the 80s. Only piece I've ever actually owned is my MIJ P Bass.

        ZERO complaints and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another, but as was said, they have pretty poor resale value so I'd absolutely buy used unless it was something I was head over heels in love with and I just couldn't live without.

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        "When it comes to gear vs talent I'll be the first to admit that I sit in the Mayor's seat in Poserville."

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        • #5
          I've always liked Fernandes' better stuff since the 80s. Only piece I've ever actually owned is my MIJ P Bass.

          ZERO complaints and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another, but as was said, they have pretty poor resale value so I'd absolutely buy used unless it was something I was head over heels in love with and I just couldn't live without.

          Is it me or is that a jazz bass?

          Either way it looks frickin nice.


          There are a few Ferandes fans around here. I've never played one, but out of all the ****************storms that occur here on HCEG I've never heard anyone put them down. Lots of praise and they seem to fly under the radar which makes them a great sleeper guitar in terms of buying used....in most cases anyway.
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          • #6
            big Fernandes fan. I play H65's.


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            • #7
              Is it me or is that a jazz bass?

              Either way it looks frickin nice.


              Totally you. oke:



              I had Mr Mow's 'P Project' on the brain when I typed that up.
              Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius:

              "When it comes to gear vs talent I'll be the first to admit that I sit in the Mayor's seat in Poserville."

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              • #8
                I had a Ferd P/J bass for a while. Loved the style, and Ive never seen another like it. It was black with a tele(guitar or G&L ASAT) shaped body, passive P/J pickups, maple neck, and reverse 4 on a side headstock.
                Fit, finish, & workmanship was excellent.
                The tone was just ok, sorta like a Fender MIM. And it was fairly heavy.
                Sold it when I bought a Ric, but shoulda kept it just for the Pbass sound the Ric didnt have.

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                • #9
                  depends what models we`re talking about in Japan, basses from what I`ve seen sell for much less than guitars over here and acrylic guitars appeal to fewer player maybe...I see used Fernandes on line here a lot, true most don`t fetch as much as old Tokais or Grecos but some do.
                  I have a few...got this one from a pawn type chain shop...the pots are dummies and the p`ups are Duncan Alnico Pro IIs, this is one of my favorite guitars, just sounds and plays beautifully, I think it was cistom made `cause I`ve never seen anything like it before or since. It`s wired oddly, in the middle position it sounds like the volume pots act like tone pots...not sure how it works...but sounds great.




                  my Akira Wada P-project...real nice model...




                  another used one, this one is custom made...says so in the neck pocket. Original owner paid 138,000 yen in the early `80s, came with the warranty card with info written on it. Had to buy it in spite of the Floyd, just too nice to leave behind, I have no idea why more people aren`t after guitars like this, they just don`t get any better, really, I have other top end guitars to compare to and this one hangs in there with the best.





                  heres another The Function strat, like the white one only...this is a low end model. It`s OK but nowhere near the others...it would make a nice starter guitar, but I think I paid $100.oo and I figured worst case it would be a donor guitar but the neck is nice. Saw a couple of other The Function recently with made in Taiwan stickers...this might be one of those...no sticker...but for the price I ain`t complaining...also have a double bucker The Function tele from the early `80s thats a beauty but no pics...I`ll have to take some...but it has a brass nut, brass saddles and a brass bridge block...it has a trem arm, paid $400.oo and I considered that a steal...Fernandes from that time can be excellent guitars...

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                  • #10
                    big Fernandes fan. I play H65's.




                    I used to own that very guitar.





                    Very old pictures.
                    Guitars:
                    - Gibson Les Paul Standard '85
                    - Fender MIJ '52 Esquire
                    - 50s Homebuilt Tele
                    - Baritone Tele

                    Basses:

                    - Rickenbacker 4001 '64
                    - Gibson Grabber
                    - Gibson G3

                    Amps:
                    - Marshall 1965B
                    - Peavey 2x10
                    - Sunn 200S

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                    • #11
                      I used to own that very guitar.


                      Very old pictures.

                      but his pics are better...sorry.
                      it wasn`t me

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                      • #12
                        My Native X (Chinese made) is my main gigging guitar. Best neck on any guitar I've ever seen. Hottest passive pups.

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                        • #13
                          i used to endorse Fernandes in the 90s, back when i was signed.

                          they made me a few LE-2 strat type models that were GREAT guitars. i played them for years.

                          if you can find the older MIJ models from the 80s and 90s, they are really good guitars for the $$$
                          long, strong, and down to get the friction on......

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                          • #14
                            I've never owned one, but i've played a bunch of Fernandes Tele's that have been fantastic
                            Current Revolving Gear List

                            LaPatrie classical
                            Seagull mini jumbo MJM6
                            Fender HWY 1 Tele
                            LTD Viper 400
                            Gibson Les Paul Junior
                            Gibson Joan Jett Melody Maker
                            Ovation 1984 Limited Ed.
                            LTD M-250
                            Fender MIM Tele
                            Vox AC15CC
                            Kay 50w

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                            • #15
                              i used to endorse Fernandes in the 90s, back when i was signed.

                              they made me a few LE-2 strat type models that were GREAT guitars. i played them for years.

                              if you can find the older MIJ models from the 80s and 90s, they are really good guitars for the $$$


                              I bought one in 1985 - a Fernandes strat that was one of the best guitars I've ever owned. Whenever I brought it other guitarists wanted to play it. They were really taken back by the classic sound of the pickups.

                              So why did I trade it in? For the life of me I can't remember.

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