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My Lovely new Revival Strat
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Hot Rod
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250214236817&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=015

Hi, here's one with rosewood fretboard


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot Rod wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250214236817&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=015

Hi, here's one with rosewood fretboard


Hot Rod


I thought you meant the same finish with a rosewood board. That would have been a 'must buy'. I am interested to get some more Fernandes strats though, I'm VERY impressed!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
Hot Rod wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250214236817&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=015

Hi, here's one with rosewood fretboard


Hot Rod


I thought you meant the same finish with a rosewood board. That would have been a 'must buy'. I am interested to get some more Fernandes strats though, I'm VERY impressed!!


John, I'm currently looking for a Fernandes or a Tokai strat. I found the link to your sound sample, and that's definitively a great sound and some good playing. I happen to have the chance to buy a Fernandes "The revival" from someone I remotely know. I'm not an expert in MIJ guitars, but I have and Edwards Les Paul copy, and it is really excellent.
Unfortunately, I have no idea as to the fair market value of a "The revival". Do you or does someone else have any idea how much one would have to pay on ebay for a used "the Revival"? I wouldn't call the potential seller a friend of mine, and I do not want to pay a huge amount of money just to find out that I could get the same for 200 Euro less or so on ebay after a week or two.
Thanks, David.
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Hot Rod
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Dave,

this one was sold on Ebay 2 weeks ago !
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300191605195&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=020

Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice - one of Rupert's. It seems that Rupert has more than one chair!

Interesting that the red one has ceramic pickups and a cheap capacitor - your blonde one has a Vitamin Q cap, and alnico pickups doesn't it John?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:

Interesting that the red one has ceramic pickups and a cheap capacitor - your blonde one has a Vitamin Q cap, and alnico pickups doesn't it John?


Apparently it does Mike, but I've been too busy playing it to take it to bits!!

dave2008 The value of a Revival Strat or indeed a Tokai will vary a great deal depending on which specific model it is. It's like saying 'how much is a Fender' ?120 - ?4000ish for a new one 2nd hand up to 50K!! Fortunately Japanese guitars havent got that silly yet.

I think Fernandes are possibly better value than Tokai simply because of Tokai's popularity you could pay from ?200-?500 for a Revival, just be careful you don't pay ?500 for one worth ?200.

If you can get some more info or pics I'm sure you will get some help on this forum.

Oh & thanks for the compliments on the guitar sound
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you've got a RST-95G `57. They were made in the early-mid Noughties and the list price was around 95000 Yen. I had one briefly last year and sold it, it went for the bargain price of about $600 US.

It was difficult finding out much about this guitar, the basic specs are:

2 piece ash body
High quality electrics (CTS pots, CRL switch, Vitamin Q)
Iron trem block
Pretty sure it's not a nitro finish as I did the acetone test and nothing happened

The guitar had a lovely sound, I'm really regretting selling it now but I needed to offload it to pay for a Seymour Duncan DS-200.

Here's a couple of related links that I found:

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.phase-in-net.com%2Fguitar-stock%2Fvintage-guitars%2FG-FR-RST95G-0384%2Findex.html&langpair=ja%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musictrades.co.jp%2Finstrument%2F2004%2F12%2F025%2F&langpair=ja%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, on close inspection of the grain pattern in your photos, I'm pretty sure that you've got my old guitar!!

I originally imported it into the UK from http://www.guitartraders.com/ in Japan around the middle of last year.

From first hand experience, that is a sweet guitar that you've got!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you sell it to Gabe?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't remember the name of the guy, sorry. That's definitely my old guitar though.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a small world, I bought the guitar from another forum member, and I'm going to be it's last owner It's the best strat I've owned including a few that cost a lot more money.

I've only ever seen one other like it for sale and the grain pattern was a lot less figured than mine, I would love to know a bit more about who made the guitar. I know Tokai used to build for Fernandes, but whoever put the guitars together in 2005 knew what they were doing!
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