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Hey guys,

 

I just got ANOTHER Tele (it's become a sickness) .. A Fernandes. I was wondering if anyone knows of a site that has the serial number lookup (a la like Fender used to have).

 

When it comes in -- pics will be posted -- Looks cool in the ebay pics though..

 

Tom

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Good luck!! If you find a way, p.m. me. I have an old LE 2X strat (mij), and there's not one single number or letter anywhere except the model # LE 2X stamped on the inside of the neck heel.

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Only thing I've found on Fernandes dating is below from this link:

 

http://www.orangeguitar.com/aboutburny.htm

 

"The older Fernandes guitars do have serial numbers on occasion, and can be found on the neck plates of the Stratocasters of the Revival series, but otherwise, Burny and Fernandes didn

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So I bought this Fernandes tele. Freakin love it! Sounds beautiful! However, I need to know how old this bad boy is.Since everyone says the older ones had serial numbers, but on the neck plate, I’m a little confused.. Mines on the headstock? Help if you can guys/gals. Appreciate it!

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1 hour ago, Adultintraining said:

So I bought this Fernandes tele. Freakin love it! Sounds beautiful! However, I need to know how old this bad boy is.Since everyone says the older ones had serial numbers, but on the neck plate, I’m a little confused.. Mines on the headstock? Help if you can guys/gals. Appreciate it!

We'd need more information to have any chance of telling you how old your guitar is. Pictures would also be helpful. :) 

BTW, welcome to Harmony Central. :wave:

 

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17 hours ago, Adultintraining said:

So I bought this Fernandes tele. Freakin love it! Sounds beautiful! However, I need to know how old this bad boy is.Since everyone says the older ones had serial numbers, but on the neck plate, I’m a little confused.. Mines on the headstock? Help if you can guys/gals. Appreciate it!

See my post above from 2007.  :)  Sticker on the back of the headstock?  Nope.  Sometimes a date can be approximated from the headstock shape and decal.  There' s a website out there somewhere that helps with that.    I reached out to them after buying my first and they said there is no record. Fernandes farmed out production to many factories.

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19 hours ago, Adultintraining said:

So I bought this Fernandes tele. Freakin love it! Sounds beautiful! However, I need to know how old this bad boy is.Since everyone says the older ones had serial numbers, but on the neck plate, I’m a little confused.. Mines on the headstock? Help if you can guys/gals. Appreciate it!

Hi and Welcome to the Forums. I owned a Fernandes Strat with the serial number on a sticker on the back of the headstock a few years ago and contacted Fernandes directly. I'm still waiting for a reply. :( Best of luck but don't hold your breath

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I recall somebody saying those come from the same factory as MIJ Fenders - whatever those might be. Tokais too prolly.

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On 1/18/2020 at 2:26 PM, 1001gear said:

I recall somebody saying those come from the same factory as MIJ Fenders - whatever those might be. Tokais too prolly.

Dyna Gakki, or so I was informed when I sold my last one.  I knew about Tokai and Fuji Gen, but I had never heard of Dyna.  I did some research and it does look like they were yet another source....

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I have a Fernandes Strat Guitar that also has a sticker on the back of the headstock.  It says Fernandes, Made in Japan and has a serial number 01796.  The headstock is shaped differently than any I have seen.   The Chrome neck plate has Fernandes across the top and Made in Japan across the bottom.   Where the truss rod access would normally be is a brown oval.....of wood.....as if the truss rod hole was filled in ….but looks original.   Nice Sunburst Color

 

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