Up for sale, a late 1970's Fernandes Burny Custom FST-75N vintage electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Seen in the 1977-78 Fernandes catalog, this Burny Custom includes the essential ‘70s Strat details, featuring a solid ash body, maple neck and fretboard, oversized headstock with block lettering, bullet truss rod nut, and trio of alnico magnet single coil pickups. The maple and ash tonewood pairing ensures a particularly articulate, snappy sound with a certain midrange heft and authoritative punch, offering a broad range of sparkling vintage-flavored Strat tonalities. The neck position is broad yet defined, the middle pickup is clear and percussive, and the bridge is crisp and focused. This guitar weighs a hearty 10lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The maple neck features a modestly chunky C shaped profile carve with good shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .870” deep at the 1st fret and .980“ at the 12th. The slab maple cap fretboard features a 9.5“ radius, large black dot inlay, and stock slender vintage-style fretwire. The frets currently show no wear, leveled to “fretless wonder” status, with enough meat to still fret cleanly in every register. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1 9/16“ in width. The large headstock features a bullet truss rod nut, script Fernandes logo with block "Burny Custom" text, and set of chrome-plated tuning machines that function. The serial number is stamped at the end of the fretboard.
On the body, the stock trio of alnico single coil pickups are wired the classic Strat configuration, with a three-way selector switch, Master Volume, and pair of Tone controls. The pickups each measure 5.5k ohms, and the pickup routes and underside of the pickguard have been cleanly shielded, ensuring an optimal signal to noise ratio. All original plastic parts are accounted for, and the chrome hardware shows light patina. Cosmetic wear is limited to scuffing mostly on the bass side of the pick path, with light marks and scuffs in the Natural gloss finish mostly relegated to the lower bout body edge. The neck profile sports a smooth gloss finish with just a few minuscule marks that are not distracting to the palm.
The original black hardshell case with red interior is included.