Today I want to talk about Fernandes Guitars, a Japanese guitar manufacturer that really makes some great instruments. The company began in 1966 making  flamenco guitars and soon after they began to produce a full line of guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, etc.. My best friend used to have a Fernandes guitar and it was always his “go to” guitar, he had lots of guitars that many that might be considered superior because they had a more respected and known name. His Fernandes was a solid built guitar that sounded great doing rhythm or lead.

Guitar solo – Fernandes Guitar

Not only does Fernandes produce great guitars, but they have created something called the FERNANDES SUSTAINER. The FERNANDES SUSTAINER is a electronic system built into the guitar that works using pickups and enables controlled sustain. Fernandes also sells a kit that puts the FERNANDES SUSTAINER into any guitar. Features like infinite sustain are possible for one note or whole chords. There is also a harmonic mode the causes the pitch of the note to automatically rise in pitch to the 5th natural harmonic. Powered by a 9 volt battery it works even when the guitar is not plugged in and can be activated or deactivated with the flip of a switch.

The FERNANDES SUSTAINER comes in the Elite and Pro series of Fernandes guitars.



Fernandes Ravelle Deluxe Electric Guitar – Black


Fernandes guitars come in many styles and each has many sub models. It should be very easy to find your perfect guitar.

Revolver Classic Series: Very nice looking strat style double cytaway, 2 single coils and a humbucker, 1 way tremolo bar bridge.

Dragonfly Series: Archtop double cutaway, 2 humbucker pickups, and fixed bridge.

Monterey Series: Archtop single cutaway, 1 or 2 humbucker pickups, standard or 2 way tremolo bridge.

Nomad Series: The Nomad is a very cool practice guitar, small and light with built in speaker, just turn it on and jam out. Sounds and plays great and there is also a bass guitar version.  Features a unique body style, one high output humbucker pickup, fixed bridge, and built in 5 watt amp.

Ravelle Series: Archtop single cutaway unique Fernandes body style, 2 humbucker pickups, and fixed bridge.

Retrorocket Series: Strat style double cutaway. 3 single coil pickups,  1 way tremolo bar bridge.

Revolver Series: Archtop double cutaway, 2 humbucker or 2 single coil and a humbucker pickups, and 2 way tremolo bridge, also comes in 7 string models.

Shin Series: The Shin series is an awesome series features superb Japanese paintbrush art by SHIN. Every single one of these guitars is amazing to look at. Revel or Vertigo body styles, 2 humbucker pickups, and fixed bridge.

Vertigo Series: Vertigo Series feature another Fernandes trademark body style, 2 humbucker pickups, and fixed bridge.

Vortex Series: Vortex series feature Fernandes V style body, 2 humbucker pickups, and fixed or 2 way tremolo bridge.

V-Hawk Series: V-Hawk Series features another Vstyle guitar, 2 humbucker pickups, and 2 way tremolo bridge.

Vulcan Series: Vulcan series featurs a streamlined version of the Fernandes Vertigo series body style, 2 humbucker pickups, and 2 way tremolo bridge.




Fernandes Vortex Elite Electric Guitar – Metallic Black



Here are just some of the different options available in the different guitar models:

Body Styles:

  •  5A Quilted Maple Veener Top + Alder Back body
  • 5A Quilted Maple Top (WRS color) + Mahogany Back
  • Alder Body
  • Basswood
  • Mahogany


  • Maple neck
  • Mahogany neck


  • Ebony
  • Rosewood


  • EMG-81
  • EMG S
  • Japan Vintage
  • Seymour Duncan
  • Seymour Duncan SH-4JB
  • Seymour Duncan SH-2n-7
  • Seymour Duncan SH-6b-7
  • Seymour Duncan ‘59


  • 7-String Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo
  • BR-12
  • Fixed
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo
  • Gotoh Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo
  • Japan Synchronized Tremolo
  •  Original 7-String Floyd Rose Tremolo
  • Tune-O-Matic W/Stop Tailpiece
  • Wlkinson VG300C bridge

Fernandes Nomad Bass Electric Bass – Pewter


Overall Fernandes guitars are guitars that I highly recommend, their solid construction, great feel and sound, and tons of models to choose from promise not to disappoint.



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Fernandes Guitars

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