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Dates of manufacture:
The Japanese made Fernandes Vertigo Standard (originally called the H-65 model) has an unusually shaped oversized alder body, which combined with its pearloid scratchplate, gives it a retro vibe and good ergonomics. The neck is bolt on and made from maple, with a 22 fret rosewood fretboard. The headstock has three a side tuners, with a sort of wave shape on the end (tsunami headstock) and a white FERNANDES decal. The scale length is 24.75 inches.
The bridge is a chrome plated wraparound unit. Pickups are two humbuckers, with a three way toggle selector switch and single tone and volume controls.
The colors may help date these guitars since the finish options changed over time. They were originally available in available in Black, Pale Cobalt, or Vivid Orange but in 1998, Dark Red and Vintage Metallic Blue finishes were introduced. In 1999, pale Cobalt, Vivid Orange, Dark Red and Vintage Metallic Blue Finishes were discontinued. Finally in 2000, Three-Tone Sunburst and Dark Green Metallic finishes were added as options in 2000 before FERNANDES stopped making the VERTIGO STANDARD (H-65) model in 2000.
Photo from e-bay auction February 2010, the guitar sold for $187.50.
|Controls material||black controls|
|Number of control knobs||2 control knobs|
|Pickup selector controls||3-way selector switch|
|Tone controls||1 tone control|
|Volume controls||1 volume control|
|Pickups configuration||2 humbucker pickups|
|Finish colors||Three tone sunburst, black finish, blue finish, green finish, orange finish, red finish|
|Finish effects||metallic finish, sunburst finish|
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Scale length||24.75 inches scale-length|
|Body depth||1.75 inches body depth|
|Body material||alder body|
|Pickguard material||pearloid pickguard|
|Hardware color||chrome hardware|
|Fingerboard material||rosewood fingerboard|
|Neck joint||bolt on neck|
|Neck material||maple neck|
|Neck width||1.625 inches wide at nut|
|Number of frets||22 fret|
|1999||$499||new||guitar-list||MSRP for a Vertigo Standard|
|2010||$187.50||good||guitar-list||online auction sale|
|2016||$450||worn||Jay||Early Japanese made Vertigo with painted neck. Has had a hard life, but these things are almost impossible to find in Australia, so gotta take what you can get|
|2016||€250||good||Jay||This one was another Japanese made Vertigo standard, in much better condition than my first one. Found it online in a German classifieds ad after some serious searching.|