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Fernandes Japan RSA-55 Semi Hollowbody with Gibson Burstbucker pickups! SOLD!

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Looking for vintage vibe and killer tone? This Fernandes may fit the bill. Many Japanese brands like Fernandes are well known for recreating classic American designs. Excellent build quality and awesome value are the trademarks of many of these Japanese brands. This one is no exception. Inspired by a famous semi hollowbody guitar, this one captures the vibe. The semi hollow body is maple with a solid center block for excellent resistance to feedback and big sustain. The 24.75 inch scale neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. The pickups have been upgraded to Gibson Burstbucker Pros. A Stopbar tailpiece, Tuneomatic bridge and Kluson style tuners keep it rock solid. The headstock overlay has been replaced with a genuine inlayed pearl NOS unit from a well known Kalamazoo manufacturer. Company policy states that I won't show the manufacturer's name. The back of the headstock has a black stinger to cover the work. Not perfect but it looks OK. The finish is classic cherry and has had an amateur relic treatment. A cool guitar that's an incredible bang for the buck.

This guitar plays well and has classic semi hollow tone. The neck is comfy, the frets are good and the action is nice. The Gibson pickups sound awesome, delivering trademark PAF tone. A really hip package. Condition wise, this one has an amateur relic job. Dents, dings, scratches, finish wear, aged hardware, etc. Not Custom Shop level but a cool vibe and a nice platform for further wear whether real or artificial. Bottom screw of truss rod cover is missing and needs a little wooden block added. Comes in an aftermarket hardshell case.

Today's guitar player has it made. You can grab a really functional, great playing and killer looking instrument for not a lot of bucks. This Fernandes is no exception. Great bang for the buck.


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