Which model Fernandes strat is this?

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  1. Soul Man

    Soul Man Local 83 Supporting Member

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    Can anyone tell me the model of this Fernandes strat and also the era?

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  2. goodwater

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    I'd say late 80s/early to mid 90s if I had to make an uninformed guess
     
  3. kev

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    ^^^in addition to what goodwater says above, it also looks a doppleganger to my LE-2 (that's my guitar's model number). I traded for this guitar, new out of the store's stock as far as I know, in the summer of '96 or '97 (I know it was no later than '97):
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    I have the Jazz Bass copy in the same color from that era.
     
  6. markophonic

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    Looks like the 90's LE-2 I had in the 90's.
     
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    I have a red one like that.
     
  8. ItsNovas

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    It's definitely an LE-2. Here's mine. I got it brand new in 1998 or so

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  9. Guitarwiz007

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    Def looks like an LE-2. Great guitars. Early 80's had the Fender style headstock. Not sure what year they changed. 84-85 I think . Better than my Strats both playing and sound wise..
     
  10. dazco

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    Looks exactly like my 90's LE2. As far as i know they were made in the same factory as the 90's MIJ fender reissues and basically are the same guitar except for the head shape and trem, which had a thin wedge type block as opposed to the fender model's full size block. But the body and nech were made in the same factory with the same wood type, basswood and maple or rosewood and total vintage construction. So if you liked the 90's MIJ basswood fender strats you'll like these, tho i;d surely change that trem. Mine sounded exceptional. I had about 5 90's MIJ basswood strat RI's and the fernandes was the best sounding one. Probably just coincidence tho.
     
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    I bought an LE model in 1986 with the headstock just previous to this one, which I think started around 90. I used my Fernandes exclusively for 5 years, hundreds of gigs, a very nice Strat for the money. I paid $358 new
     
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  12. K-Line

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    Picked up one in the exact color from an old pawn shop for $50 back in the late 80's. LE-2, built side by side in the Fender Japan factory, Fuji Gen from what I recall in researching. Mine actually had a Fender sticker in the control route.
     

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