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Official Fernandes Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WackoStu, Jan 7, 2011.


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  1. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    The wood is pretty thick, so the carving would have to be pretty deep to really add up to much. But I get it if you would just rather not bother. Doing a (rattle-can spray) painted finish would be easier - filling the wood first and a prime/finish coat would get it presentable. If going that route - Bondo isn't the best filler out there as it can shrink over time. Small stuff no problem, it's just less optimal with a deeper fill. An epoxy filler would be better. There's a rattle-can finish thread on tb you could visit for advice and guidance if interested.
     
  2. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
    I'm asking the Fernandes guru Jon on the FB Fernandes - Burny Guitars group ....
     
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  3. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
    You've owned this since what year ? We saw a similar shaped bass with 2 jazz pickups but couldn't find it in the catalogs , So year will be helpful - Is it neck thru or bolt on ? Any "special edition" on headstock , Thanks ?
     
  4. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    California
    1984, maybe '85. I traded for it. It is a neck through and no model name on the headstock. No serial # either.
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  5. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
    still inquiring , even with all his catalogs & experience you may have the Fernandes guru stumped , Sent him these pics , He's in netherlands so may be delay ....
     
  6. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
    Is the headstock tip broken or cut in any way ? Thanks
     
  7. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    California
    No.
    Cool, I've never seen another one like it before and I'm looking forward to seeing what he says.
     
  8. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
    a date code may be in the body cavity and/or bridge cavity according to my source
     
  9. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    California
    I'll look in the morning. I've been running the timeline through my mind and I got this a little while after my 84 Squier P bass. But it's foggy. So maybe go with 85/86.
     
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  10. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
    update : It would seem to be some form of a CH-1 bass from the '85 catalog - This bass was made for the US market, the cut made as to not replicate the Jackson headstock 100%. The first clue for this is the lack of "Limited Edition" or "The Function" on the decal, that was removed from the US models after a short while, leaving only the logo and the subtext. That change seems to have been coming in the spring of '85.
     
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  11. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
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  12. Playbyear

    Playbyear

    Nov 20, 2019
    MA
    1996 LEB-2N
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  13. Playbyear

    Playbyear

    Nov 20, 2019
    MA
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  14. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Local pawn shop in Suffolk has a somewhat ragged-looking APB5 listed for ~$450 but it has the original tweek case. I'm thinking of making an offer well-below the asking price as it is a project piece IMO...I really want the tweed case!

    Riis
     
  15. Andreo

    Andreo

    Dec 22, 2019
    Hello everyone) Please help me find out the information on this guitar, I will be grateful for the help))

    P.S. Pickguard and tuners not original
     

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  16. Playbyear

    Playbyear

    Nov 20, 2019
    MA
    It’s obviously an LEB model. LEB-2 is the jazz bass.
    My 1996 Fernandes Jazz Bass is an LEB-2N.
    Your bass has some differences as a slot has been routed for truss rod access.
    Your bass has a maple fretboard.
    Is there a serial number sticker on the headstock?

    The number on the neck isn’t necessarily the model. My neck has LEB1 and that is a LEB-1 is the P bass. The same neck was used in the 1&2.

    There are a couple of Fernandes groups on Facebook. Those folks can ID the exact year and model variation.
     
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  17. Andreo

    Andreo

    Dec 22, 2019
    thanks for the help) Unfortunately there is no sticker with the serial number
     
  18. ElBecko59

    ElBecko59

    Aug 30, 2019
    the FB group you want is called "Fernandes - Burny Guitars" and yes they are the one's to ask , you'll have to join as it's a closed group
     
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  19. HarveyRobertson

    HarveyRobertson Lowdown Showdown Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    Benton Kentucky
    I just picked up a Fernandes Atlas 5 deluxe. This bass is pretty heavy compared to my other basses. But it's solid and man it sustains forever. Toneful and beautiful in every way. A keeper for sure that I won't sell.
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