Your first (or 5th at this price!) shred stick! 90s MIJ Fernandes FGZ-420, $299!

  • Type: Solid Body Electric Guitar
  • Body:
    • Shape: Superstrat style with double cutaways
    • Finish: Gloss
  • Neck:
    • Material: Maple
    • Profile: Thin “C” shape
    • Construction: Bolt-on
    • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard:
    • Material: Rosewood
    • Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
    • Frets: 24 jumbo frets
    • Inlays: Dot inlays
    • Nut Width: 1.69″ (43 mm)
    • Nut Material: Synthetic bone
    • Headstock:
    • Shape: Classic Fernandes design
    • Logo: Fernandes logo
    • Tuners: Die-cast tuning machines
  • Hardware:
    • Bridge: Standard tremolo
    • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Electronics:
    • Pickups:
      • HSS (Humbucker-Single-Single) configuration
      • Fernandes-designed pickups or possible aftermarket upgrades
    • Controls:
      • 1 x Master Volume
      • 1 x Master Tone
    • Pickup Selector: 5-way blade switch


  • Versatile Pickup Configuration: HSS setups provide a wide range of tones suitable for various music styles.
  • Comfortable Playability: Thin neck profile and jumbo frets facilitate fast playing and easy bending.
  • High-Quality Build: Known for solid construction and reliable performance.

General Appeal:

  • Versatile Sound: Suitable for a wide range of music styles, from rock and metal to blues and jazz.
  • Comfortable Playability: The modern neck profile and fingerboard radius offer a smooth and comfortable playing experience.
  • High-Quality Build: Ensures reliable performance and durability, making it a solid choice for both live performances and studio recordings.
  • Modern Aesthetics: The sleek design and finishes appeal to contemporary players looking for a stylish and versatile instrument.

Notable Users of Fernandes Guitars:

  1. Steve Hackett (Genesis) – Known for using Fernandes guitars, especially for their sustainer system.
  2. Robert Fripp (King Crimson) – Uses Fernandes guitars equipped with the sustainer system for their innovative tonal possibilities.
  3. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins) – Has used Fernandes guitars in various recordings and live performances, appreciating their unique features.
  4. James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn) – Known for his heavy use of Fernandes guitars in both studio and live settings.

The Fernandes FGZ-420 electric guitar is celebrated for its versatile tone, comfortable playability, and high-quality construction, making it a popular choice among musicians seeking a reliable and expressive instrument.

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