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Just picked up a Fernandes Precision Bass. According to seller, it's from the mid 90s. Black with Rosewood fingerboard. Seems a Precision clone except for the headstock shape, which is not as rounded. No model #- just a serial. Anybody know anything else about these?
06-08-2008, 11:25 PM
typically excellent MIJ Fender clone. The earliest ones that were imported had correct Fender shape headstocks, but they quickly changed to slightly altered headstock shapes - first with a little hook under the rounded end, and then a more angular shape. All versions were good.
06-09-2008, 04:55 AM
Probably made in the Fender Japan plant.
06-13-2008, 09:41 AM
I've got a Fernandez j bass that i bought in the mid 80's. I put EMGs in it and it served me very well.
So far I'm liking this. I also have both a Fernandes Stratocaster and Telecaster, and find them as usable as the originals!
09-02-2008, 06:19 PM
'70s and '80s Fernandez P and J basses were made in Japan. These were outstanding Fender copies. It had the rounded Fender headstock design. After Fender USA pounced on these Japanese companies in the early '80s (Greco, Tokai, Fernandez, Aria, Ibanez) (the lawsuit era), manufacturing was transferred to Korea. Korean-made Fernandez had sliced headstock.
09-19-2008, 08:09 PM
I had one from that era. Nice MIJ basses. The pickups sounded pretty darn good, too. The necks weren't necessarily clone specs, if I remember correctly.
11-28-2008, 12:40 PM
Charlotte Cooper from The Subways always plays one.
11-28-2008, 08:56 PM
Korean-made Fernandez had sliced headstock.
Not all. I have an early "altered" headstock Fernandes P that is Japanese, and it's significantly lighter, better sounding and playing than my AmSt Precision. Cost me like $85 at a pawn shop, I think. My Fender only cost me $235, but still... :^|
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