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fernandes burny olds strat copy

 
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mhager
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:43 am    Post subject: fernandes burny olds strat copy Reply with quote

Hi,

Does anybody have information on Fernandes Burny Olds strat copies? I just picked one up with serial no 62807 on the last fret. no other numbers except stc made in japan on the trem block and it has gotoh tuners. The pickups have brass plates on the back like a tele but the pots look like they have been changed so the pickups may have also. it looks ancient and has no strings so I have pulled it all apart because I reckon it's going tpo need a pretty major overhaul. Any background would be great. I did a google search on it but only came up with some Japanese sites with little or no information about it.
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M
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FST model '76 made.See pickups routing and neck butt for more information.
Fernandes Burny Olds were Fender pre-CBS replicas.
First quality attemp to replicate vintage guitars.Some were laquer finish,being the highst end a FST-120 Model.
Great seller at the time but expensive. Japan market only.
Never tried one,I?m very curious.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luis,

Thanks for the information I pulled the pickups out and neck off but did not find any markings on it. It looks like a 50's Strat with 2 tone sunburst and the small oval plug on trussrod. It has a pretty Chunky neck and 3 way switch but also a 11 hole single ply pickguard. Not sure how to tell if it has Poly or Nitro but the neck has turnes really dark yellow like someone blew the smoke from a million ciggaretts on it.
here are a couple of photos



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they also made a hand built FST-150 by order only..think this was from 79 onward though...one piece alder body..nitro finish
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting Mark,never seen one in my life....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

first one i ever see luis...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=110081827961&rd=1&rd=1
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like possibly a slightly off center seam join; just slightly toward the treble side. looks like that front & rear.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no its 1 piece..i have taken it apart ..thats lacquer checking you are seeing..its quite lovely ..checking all over on the nitro..
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