FERNANDES VERTIGO STANDARD (H-65)

  • Fernandes H-65 (1995) electric guitar
  • Fernandes Vertigo Standard (1999) electric guitar
  • Fernandes Vertigo Standard Electric Guitar, Vintage Metallic Blue

Overview

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1995 to 2000

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.

Specifications (23)

Controls

Controls materialblack controls
Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsThree tone sunburst, black finish, blue finish, green finish, orange finish, red finish
Finish effectsmetallic finish, sunburst finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body depth1.75 inches body depth
Body materialalder body
Pickguard materialpearloid pickguard

Hardware

Bridgewraparound bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.625 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Nutcomposite nut
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (4)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1999$499newguitar-listMSRP for a Vertigo Standard
2010$187.50goodguitar-listonline auction sale
2016$450wornJayEarly 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€250goodJayThis 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.

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8 Comments

You forgot the original

You forgot the original "Gumby Green" color that was in the first series.

h 65

 

do you have a h 65? if you do will you sell it to me?

H65

I have one that I'll sell to you for $200. It's the orange one...email me for pics.... cantgocommercial at gmail dot com

H-65 for sale?

Long shot. Did you ever sell this guitar? I'm on a quest to find one. I'd gladly buy it.

Fernandes h-65

Did you ever find yourself an h-65?

Hunting for a H-65

I'm also hunting for a H-65 if anyone is looking to part ways with one and is willing to ship to Australia (at my expense ofcourse)

I do

I have the original gumby green with the big F and S

H65

Hell in looking for a n h65 do you have one for sale ?