:Despite its high production figures, Fernandes Guitars are better known in the United States for its Sustainer system, which uses electromagnetism to vibrate a string for an infinite period, so long as the user continues to fret a note. Unlike the similar E-Bow, it can be used with a standard plectrum. Fernandes' custom shop has installed numerous Sustainers into guitars built by other manufacturers.
Innovation & Tradition
By 1996 the Fernandes USA Custom Shop expanded the scope with further development in guitar craftsmanship. With models like the Ravelle and Nomad, and with the Sustainer System technology, our Research and Development Department strived to find new ways to define the way the world plays guitar. Catering to everyone from the first-time buyer to the seasoned pro, Fernandes offers many options to meet their needs. An invaluable understanding of the guitar player fuels our strong commitment to the consumer and the quality they demand. It is this approach that helped to establish Fernandes Guitars as the leading guitar manufacturer in Japan and to become a competitive manufacturer in the American Market.
Fernandes Guitars continues to manufacture guitars that cover the range from inexpensive starter models to custom instruments of exceptional quality.
In 2000, Fernandes made a guitar to promote the video game UmJammer Lammy, similar to Lammy's guitars.
Rules Were Meant To Be Broken
Using the elements of traditional style with contemporary technique, Fernandes continues to provide a unique voice for today¹s musician, pushing the limits of guitar manufacturing with innovative body shapes and hardware configurations. Guitar players demand vintage feel with modern looks and Fernandes Guitars supplies the best of both worlds without compromise. Fernandes is the key to defining your sound by taking it to an entirely new level.