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kentuckyklira
01-25-2005, 09:56 AM
Iīve already posted two guitars on other thread so Iīll revive those in the future and start with something new!

This is a Fernandes "The Revival" lefty body with a righty neck from the same series. Of course, I also have the exact opposite, to be shown later on.

Both of the guitars these parts came from were perfect '62 Fender Strat copies. Played, sounded and crafted like a vintage Fender. I just wanted a righty vintage Strat with a reversed headstock so when I came across a righty and a lefty Fernandes used at almost the same time I couldnīt say no. The result, two great and slightly unusual guitars!

kentuckyklira
01-25-2005, 10:00 AM
Another pic!

kentuckyklira
01-25-2005, 10:01 AM
More!

kentuckyklira
01-25-2005, 10:04 AM
Oops!

kentuckyklira
01-25-2005, 10:05 AM
Last one!

jackassrock
01-25-2005, 02:00 PM
How do the Fernandez stand up to a real strat ? I am not really a strat guy, but I use them for solos on recordings cause they cut through so well over Les Paul rhythms. I have a Fernandez Vertigo that has a bunch of kooky on board efx that is a really nice playing guitar, but due to the sounds I only use it for 4tk recordings and such bullshit. It's more of a comedy tool than a kick ass guitar. Like I said though it plays well.

I guess what I'd really like to know is do they sound good or REALLY good ?

kentuckyklira
01-25-2005, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by jackassrock
How do the Fernandez stand up to a real strat ? I am not really a strat guy, but I use them for solos on recordings cause they cut through so well over Les Paul rhythms. I have a Fernandez Vertigo that has a bunch of kooky on board efx that is a really nice playing guitar, but due to the sounds I only use it for 4tk recordings and such bullshit. It's more of a comedy tool than a kick ass guitar. Like I said though it plays well.

I guess what I'd really like to know is do they sound good or REALLY good ? A "lawsuit" Fernandes The Revival Strat beats the shit out of any Made in Mexico reissue, not only soundwise! I own 5, 2 lefties and 3 righties, and I have yet to find a flaw, except of course the same flaws Strats had in the 60s and 50s!

OK, a 2000+ $$ custom shop reissue will of course beat the Fernandes, but anything else would be an ebarassment for Fender!

Panamark
01-26-2005, 09:20 AM
I feel drunk when I look at your axe ! :D

All back to front !

No offense, nice !

kentuckyklira
01-28-2005, 08:40 AM
OK, hereīs my 1987 ESP The Eclipse Custom. I searched quite a while to get one in that light and sparkly pink finish.

Itīs a neck thru arch topped construction with an excellently working ESP licensed Floyd Rose trem. A relatively heavy guitar with a killer sound, thanks to some great ESP pick-ups, and endless sustain.

Anybody who knows ESPīs custom guitars will know what a player this one is. Super low action and all that.

As an Ebay addict I know these are super rare since Iīve never seen one there!

GAR
02-03-2005, 05:14 PM
The Fernandes's are very well made and have a fine setup right off the rack.

Only thing I'd do is change the neck and bridge pickups to used-Fender "pre-1975" staggered polepiece pickups and peel about 350 winds off the bridge PU, and about 800 winds off the neck PU.

kentuckyklira
02-11-2005, 07:27 AM
So hereīs the opposite of my other left/right Fernandes 60s Strat copy!

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/89xVI-RevivalLR1.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/EBlDv-RevivalLR3.jpg

kentuckyklira
02-18-2005, 01:38 PM
Ok, so hereīs a Fernandes Superstrat, a real shredderīs dream.

Nice C profile neck, so well crafted that I was able to set the action so low you can hardly squeeze a stamp between frets and strings, even at the 12th fret.

The original Floyd Rose trem works like a dream.

The extended cutaway and tilted neck joint allow access to all 24 frets.

A DiMarzio humbucker in the bridge position and an unidentified mini humbucker in neck position both give you powerful sounds without getting muddy.

This is a high speed show off solo guitar, no less!

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/zp7J7-lilafern.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/Mq1f8-lilafern3.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/GQl0S-lilafern2.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/O1Och-lilafern4.jpg

flappo
02-20-2005, 05:53 AM
lovely design that one

does it have a whammy bar ?

Phil theStalker
02-20-2005, 06:09 AM
Y'know, I've seen a lotta things, but I've neva seen a pick dat matches da color aff a guitar (purple) -- or gitbox as I like t2o call them. Dat's a bit anal


:spank:

ANAL DETROIT GUY

flappo
02-20-2005, 06:17 AM
not whammy bar

wots the technical term ?

bit of metal that sticks out

yes , thats it

Panamark
02-20-2005, 06:28 AM
Yeah the springs on the back kinda give it away Flappo.
It does have a whammy bar ! (Just not inserted in that
pic)

Cool loooking axe, I like easy access to those high frets.
Is it a copy of Fenders Heavy Metal Strat ?

kentuckyklira
02-20-2005, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by flappo
lovely design that one

does it have a whammy bar ? Sure.

kentuckyklira
02-20-2005, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Panamark
Yeah the springs on the back kinda give it away Flappo.
It does have a whammy bar ! (Just not inserted in that
pic)

Cool loooking axe, I like easy access to those high frets.
Is it a copy of Fenders Heavy Metal Strat ? Not really. Good that you mentioned it, Iīll post my Heavy Metal Strat next.

kentuckyklira
02-23-2005, 10:52 AM
Hereīs one of my 70s strats, all original and in good shape. Itīs a 78 in a so called "natural" finish.

Itīs certainly not one of the lemons Fender produced in the 70s, quite the contrary!

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/Dx746-78Fender7.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/J0lNX-78Fender4.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/vJQ89-78Fender5.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/tRW0B-78Fender3.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/DrDc4-78Fender6.jpg

SweetSecrets
02-23-2005, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by kentuckyklira
Iīve already posted two guitars on other thread so Iīll revive those in the future and start with something new!

This is a Fernandes "The Revival" lefty body with a righty neck from the same series. Of course, I also have the exact opposite, to be shown later on.

Both of the guitars these parts came from were perfect '62 Fender Strat copies. Played, sounded and crafted like a vintage Fender. I just wanted a righty vintage Strat with a reversed headstock so when I came across a righty and a lefty Fernandes used at almost the same time I couldnīt say no. The result, two great and slightly unusual guitars!

What's the cost of a Fender like that in Germany? It's an American made I assume?

SweetSecrets
02-23-2005, 12:47 PM
It's a gorgeous guitar, Kentucky.

SweetSecrets
02-23-2005, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by kentuckyklira
Hereīs one of my 70s strats, all original and in good shape. Itīs a 78 in a so called "natural" finish.

Itīs certainly not one of the lemons Fender produced in the 70s, quite the contrary!

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/Dx746-78Fender7.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/J0lNX-78Fender4.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/vJQ89-78Fender5.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/tRW0B-78Fender3.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/DrDc4-78Fender6.jpg

That is a very metal looking guitar! It looks like it is the offspring of a SRV Strat and a Gibson SG. Those colors remind me of the devilish style of the classic Gibson SG. I bet it can rock loudly and proudly!:D

kentuckyklira
02-23-2005, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by SweetSecrets
That is a very metal looking guitar! It looks like it is the offspring of a SRV Strat and a Gibson SG. Those colors remind me of the devilish style of the classic Gibson SG. I bet it can rock loudly and proudly!:D It rocks real well. But, considering the money all original 70s Strats sell for nowadays, I hardly dare play any of mine at gigs anymore.

kentuckyklira
02-26-2005, 05:31 PM
Hereīs my first ever Fernandes.

Itīs a "The Revival" 62 Strat copy out of the "lawsuit" series. They were just too goog to be true so Fender had to do something.

This one has gold hardware. I got it used so I canīt say what kind of wood itīs made of.

Every little bit of this guitar is perfectly copied from the original thing. They probably even checked out the original pick ups intensely because it sounds 100% as you would expect it to.

This is vintage feeling in perfection at an extremely affordable price. A guy wanted to sell all of his gear and just described this guitar as "Strat copy", so I offered what I thought some gear plus a run of the mill Asian Strat was worth used. A steal!

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/P6iMy-RevivalBG4.jpg http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/qxjfx-RevivalBG2.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/pJ9He-RevivalBG.jpg http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/U57UJ-RevivalBG3.jpg

kentuckyklira
03-06-2005, 01:42 PM
So hereīs what I play when I feel like playing some jazz, or when I visit a jazz session.

Itīs an all original 1958 Gibson ES 125T. T is for thin, itīs about half as thick as the standard ES 125.

Sounds like it looks, 100% vintage Gibson P90 sound.

And, unlike with most Gibsons, the neck was never broken.

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/AwRjo-58ES6.jpg http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/vPlvR-58ES1.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/u9erY-58ES.jpg http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/ft4lx-58ES5.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/1Doq8-58ES3.jpg http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/lM36P-58ES4.jpg

kentuckyklira
03-06-2005, 01:49 PM
Hereīs my Lag "The Beast" custom, californian series.

Lag is a company from France, that till a few years ago produced handmade boutique guitars in France. Nowadays they also produce some series in Asia.

This one is still a handmade French one. Californian series means the wood is from the USA and not from France.

This is a simply held superstrat-like guitar. The neckīs more or less like an average Strat neck. Not as thin as, for example Ibanez RG necks, which fits my playing well. Plus, I love maple necks with reversed headstocks.

The body is just darkened and oiled, it doesnīt have an actual finish. Two original Seymore Duncan pick ups deliver one hell of a heavy metal sound and the Schaller Floyd Rose trem can take a beating.

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/rtx0b-Lagb.jpg http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/noYHY-Lagb2.jpg

http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/maxvalentino/M8GzT-Lagb3.jpg