Records on early Japanese-made Fender instruments are not complete and are therefore not completely definitive for dating purposes. As always, serial numbers should only be used as a guide for dating and should be used in combination with known age-related specifications to help identify the production year of an instrument.
Well, no activity on this thread in awhile. The fact is that little can be found out about Fernandes guitars on the internet.I have one. From what I have read here in this thread it is either an LE1 or 2 or a Retro Rocket. It has no markings, stickers etc and there are no numbers stamped in the usual places such as the end of the neck or neck pocket of the body. It has the plain black Fernandes decal on the neck and the neck plate is also stamped Fernandes. No other markings. I have replaced the pickguard and back cover with a tortoise shell look as the original single ply white pickguard really sucked. The pickups are Alnico and have no markings.<