Dating a Fernandes Tele "The Revival"

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Post by guitar-steve » Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:49 pm

I would like to know if its possible to date my recently bought used Fernandes 60's Custom Tele "The Revival" by the serial number. The number is on a white sticker on the back of the headstock and not on the neckplate. It reads 04812.
Any hints would be welcome.


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Post by luis » Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:07 pm

Steve,Fernandes dating is very difficult.You can know the era only.For Europe,Revival series are from 90,s and there were several models: R-8,R-9 for strats
R-5,6,7 for teles
R-2 for LPs

R-6 were the high end model,all maple neck and ash body,2 strings tree.You can see a picture on guitarist site.
R5 & R-6 baswood body,
R-9 high end model for strat,baswood body,but I am not sure.
Dating are from 90-97 more or less.
Different headstock.

Then were LE models for strat: LE-1 & 2,baswood body and TE-models 1,2 & 3thinline)

I hope this help.

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