Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale:

Used Fernandes LE-1 Special Edition serial number 022113.

This guitar is in good condition. The neck and frets are fine, cosmetically showing playing time and finish wear. There are a few nicks & marks” about the body, primarily on the top above the bass side of the bridge. Overall, the guitar presents well.

Fernandes started manufacturing in 1969 with Flamenco guitars at affordable prices. Throughout the years they have established themselves as a builder of high-quality instruments and produced their own renditions of almost every popular guitar design. The Fernandez Sustainer system today is unique among the industry.

This guitar has a ~7.25 radius. It is known that the LE-2 models have a traditional 7.23" fingerboard radius and the LE-1 models have a flatter 14" fingerboard radius. Otherwise LE-1s and LE-2s are mostly the same. However, our research has found that at least some of the “Special Edition” LE-1s have the 7.23” neck.

These earlier Stratocaster style guitars are desirable "Made in Japan" instruments. Regardless of what name is on the headstock, this is a great strat style guitar. If you want a killer Japanese 60s’ reissue don’t pay good $$$ for another name, get a Fernandes.

Case not included. Cases are available.


Year: c1992

Body: Basswood

Neck: Maple

Finish: Black

Fingerboard: Maple

Scale Length: 25.5”

Number of Frets: 21

Pickguard: White

Bridge: Fernandez FST-1C Tremolo Bridge

Tuners: Gotoh MH-12

Pickups: 3 - Fernandes VS-4 single coils

Controls: Volume / Tone / Tone, 5-way pickup selector switch

Width at Nut: 1 21/32”

Radius: 7.25”

Neck profile @ 1st fret: not like a metal Ibanez but it is slimmer than a “C” from front to back

Weight: 7.6 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
11:02 AM
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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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