Fernandes RST-80 54 1981
Revival Series 1954 Strat Copy
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The Revival Series was launched in 1982 by Fernandes to produce models that were copies of vintage guitars. This is a very early Fernandes Revival Series RST-80 54, which is built to be a highly accurate copy of a 1954 Strat. Like a '54 Strat, this model comes with a one piece maple neck with skunk stripe and Soft-V profile, with early style circular string trees and kluson style Fernandes tuners in nickel finish. Pickguard is early style eight screw single ply fitted with Fernandes' L-5000 vintage pickups and uses vintage style cloth covered wiring.
The 80 in the model number indicates that this was a premium model, originally priced at ¥80,000. As a premium model its body is two piece center seam alder and the guitar is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer.
This particular guitar is all original and in excellent overall condition, with some fantastic looking checking in the finish over much of the body.