Up for sale, an early 1970's Fernandes Burny Custom FST-60 vintage electric guitar in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Expertly crafted in Japan, this Burny Custom includes the essential ‘70s Strat details, featuring a maple neck and fretboard, oversized headstock with block lettering, bullet truss rod nut, and trio of alnico magnet single coil pickups. The maple neck ensures a particularly articulate, snappy sound, and the guitar has a natural punch, channeled through the original black bobbin single coil trio for a broad range of sparkling, vintage-flavored Strat tonalities. The neck position single coil sounds broad yet defined, the middle pickup is clear and percussive, and the bridge is crisp and focused. This guitar weighs a hearty 9lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The maple neck features a fairly chunky C shaped profile carve with round shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .870” deep at the 1st fret and .975“ at the 12th. The maple fretboard features a 7 1/4“ radius, black dot inlay, and stock slender fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and plenty of meat with virtually no wear, playing cleanly in every register up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The large headstock features a bullet truss rod nut, early ‘70s traditional script Fernandes logo with block "Burny Custom" text, and set of chrome-plated Fernandes-branded tuning machines that turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The serial number is stamped at the end of the fretboard beyond the last fret.
On the body, the trio of black bobbin alnico single coil pickups are wired a classic Strat control configuration, with a five-way pickup selector switch, Master Volume, and pair of Tone controls. The middle position single coil is an era-correct substitution, and each pickup measures just under 6k ohms. All of the original plastic parts are notably clean, and the chrome plating on the hardware is positively gleaming. The vibrato engages smoothly, the bridge has block saddles consistent with its Fender cousin, and the guitar even comes with its original "ashtray" bridge cover. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffing in the pick path, with a few light finish scratches in the clear coat of the Olympic White gloss, mostly relegated to the lower bout body edge. The neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.
The original hardshell case is included, also faithful to Fender's design of the era with black tolex, black leather ends, a red plush interior, and raised Fernandes badge on the exterior.