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    glw
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    #http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/turquoisemoleeater/guitars/fernandestwoheaven.jpg
    This tribute to Jimmy Page’s Gibson doubleneck is part of Fernandes Guitars‘ new Art Rock series featuring 60/70s Rock Legend flavoured variations of their popular Nomad travel guitars (with built-in amplifier).
    http://www.fernandes.co.jp/p05-artrock/index.html

    As well as the Two Heaven model shown above there is another Led Zeppelin-themed guitar, the Kashmir which is a Fernandes Nomad with a Danelectro DC-50 twist (lipstick pickup, “seal” scratchplate), and also one for Eric Clapton fans, the Sunshine Love pays homage to Clapton’s psychedelic Gibson SG. The series is completed with two basses – the Sunshine Love Bass and the Ladyland Bass.

    As far as I am aware, these are only being produced for the Japanese market and do not appear on the Fernandes Guitars (http://www.fernandesguitars.com/menu.htm) website aimed at the rest of the world. I only found out about these guitars in the first place from a Japanese guitar magazine that a friend sent me. (I could hardly read a word of it, but there were lots of pretty pictures!)

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      1bassleft
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      Wacky, as in, “baccy” 🙂

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      glw
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      I agree, not only are the basses short-scale but they are also equipped with “acoustic” piezo pickups. I can just imagine the “thud” they make.

      However, the guitar models are – I think – quite cool.

      Those wacky Japanese, eh?

    • #76002
      1bassleft
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      Two necks and a built in amp/speaker – must be a real shoulder sagger. 😯

      I so do not want to spunk £200 on either of those basses. Short scale, “My Left Foot” headstock, rosewood bridge and execrable “Betty Boo on Acid” colour scheme. I’ll pass or, to paraphrase my hero, “Swinging” Paul Anka:

      Can’t change action/ That’s too dangerous/ Not a hope with/ Intonation/ Hope you’re good with/ Woodwork planers/ 200 quid, now/ That’s outrageous/ Yeah!

      Derner derner derner – Hey!…

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