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  • Vortex Scimitar
  • Pioneering 12-string V with EMG 81
  • Revolver RO-7
  • The New Ramon Ortiz 7-string
  • Revolver 7 Deluxe
  • The long awaited 7-string shredder
  • Monterey Buccaneer
  • Dark, Basic and Aggressive
  • Vortex Classic JP
  • A vintage take on the modern V

    On the Road


  • Soulfly
  • Catch Tony Campos with his Signature Tremor bass
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • See Dean, Nico and Tim with their Retrorocket, Revolver and Monterey
  • Slayer
  • Don't miss Kerry King's Sustainer squeals

    Latest News | Fernandes Guitars


    Fernandes At 2013 NAMM Show

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    Fernandes will release 16 new models at the 2013 NAMM Show, the biggest trade show of the music products industry in America, happening January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

    Artist appearances are also scheduled during the exhibition, all happening at Booth 5690, don't miss it!

    Download new Fernandes Guitars 2013 Product Catalog here


    Vertigo History Lesson Part 13

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    Modern times. In 2008, the whole Fernandes product was redesigned to its current state, including the Vertigo Series, blending the style and features of succesful versions from the past with more recent variations.

    The Vertigo Elite was enhanced again with the locking tremolo system, full pickguard and satin finishes, as well as the mighty EMG 81 in the bridge position.

    The Deluxe model was also revamped with active EMG pickups, 81/60 set, for powerful and versatile tone, and available in Metallic Black Satin, Natural Satin and Snow White finishes.

    The Vertigo X continued with most of it's features, except for the classic center dot inlays across the fretboard and the new Dark Green Metallic Satin finish, still offering great quality at a very low price.

    The Japan-made Vertigo Elite JP, was introduced in 2012, as part of the JP Series, becoming a top-of-the-line masterpiece.

    Recent Vertigo endorsees include Rich Ward of FOZZY, D.D. Verni of OVERKILL and Dwayne Denison of TOMAHAWK.

    Thanks for joining us in this journey through the history of the Fernandes Vertigo, stay tuned for more special features!

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    Vertigo Artist Profile: Juan Garcia

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    Rythm guitarist of Los Angeles speed metal icons AGENT STEEL, Juan Garcia, is another vuluable asset in the Vertigo user list, who hasn't stopped playing his Sustainer-equipped Vertigo Elite. Juan started playing guitar in the early 1980's in the metal band ABBATOIR, and later joined AGENT STEEL when their first demo "144,000 Gone" got the band signed to Combat records, in 1984.

    The band released two full length albums, and one EP before temporarily disbanding in 1988. Juan went on to form the thrash metal band EVILDEAD along with ex-members of Abattoir. The band released the two full-length albums Annihilation of Civilization and The Underworld, and a 3-song EP entitled Rise Above on Steamhammer Records. They had reasonable success in the European metal scene touring with bands like Laaz Rockit. EvilDead disbanded in the early 1990's and some of the members, including Juan, went on to form the band TERROR, which released the full-length "Hijos de Los Cometas" on BMG in Mexico before officially disbanding.

    In 1999, AGENT STEEL was reborn. Juan brought in bassist Karlos Medina that had been in EvilDead, and Terror; while Chuck Profus and Bernie Versailles returned; along with new recruit Bruce Hall as the new vocalist. The band recorded Omega Conspiracy in 1999 which was their first album in 13 years. In 2003, they released the album Order of the Illuminati to rave reviews with the band returning to a more of a traditional classic metal sound.  Following the release of Order of the Illuminati, a mini CD was available in late 2003 entitled Earth Under Lucifer as a promotional product to coincide with a European tour with Exodus. In 2005, Agent Steel released an official DVD which contains an entire live performance with no "overdubs" from their appearance at the Dynamo Open Air.

    On Sept 18-19, 2010 AGENT STEEL performed two live shows with John Cyriis returning as lead vocalist for the first time in over two decades in Tokyo, Japan at "Thrash Domination 2010" along with Exodus, Overkill, Nevermore and the Japanese band Outrage. Agent Steel also performed live in Europe with John Cyriis on vocals again at the "Sweden Rock Festival" in Solvesborg, Sweden on June 10, 2011. Juan is currently performing with MASTERS OF METAL, which include several AGENT STEEL members.


    Vertigo History Lesson Part 12

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    Consistency. In 2005, the Vertigo line maintained it's structure, with the Vertigo Elite and Deluxe in the customary Metallic Black Satin, Natural and See-Thru Blue finishes.

    The Vertigo X became a top selling model since then, featuring the trademark shape with basic features and great quality at a very low price.

    New Vertigo endorsees around this time included Juan Garcia of AGENT STEEL and Ken Floyd of EIGHTEEN VISIONS.

    Stay tuned for part 13 coming next week!

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    Vertigo Artist Profile: Adrian Belew

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    American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, Adrian Belew, is one of the shining stars in the Vertigo user list. He is perhaps best known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson (which he has fronted since 1981) and for his unusual impressionistic approach to guitar playing (involving arresting, yet frequently melodic sounds more akin to animals and machines than to standard instrumental tones). Unsurprisingly, he became an enthusiast of the Fernandes Sustainer, following the steps of bandmate Robert Fripp.

    Widely recognized as an "incredibly versatile player", Adrian has released nearly twenty solo albums for Island Records and Atlantic Records which blend Beatles-inspired pop-rock with more experimental fare. His 2005 single "Beat Box Guitar" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category. In addition to being a member of King Crimson, he is also in the more straightforward pop band The Bears and fronted his own band, "Gaga", in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He has worked extensively as a session and touring musician, most famously with Talking Heads, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and Nine Inch Nails.

    "Suddenly it's like holding a live wire in your hand. The guitar becomes alive. The Sustainer makes every note you hit sustain and I love the harmonic mode." - Adrian Belew


    Vertigo History Lesson Part 11

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    Unity. In 2004, the Vertigo Elite and Deluxe were redesigned, removing the locking tremolo system from the Elite and giving them a consistent look with tom bridge, flame maple tops and four disctinctive finishes: Metallic Black Satin, Natural, See-Thru Blue and Wine Red.

    The Vertigo X was also revamped with the same tom bridge and stop tail piece, dual humbuckers and a single split-trapezoid inlay in the 12th fret.

    Stay tuned for part 12 coming next week!

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    Suicidal Tendencies Possessed To Skate Video Premier

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    With their Australian tour just over a month away, hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have released a brand new video for 'Possessed To Skate', from their classic 1987 album Join The Army, featuring Dean Pleasants with his Fernandes Sustainer-loaded Revolver Elite. The band are set to give Australian summer 2012 a kick in the face with a massive national tour also featuring Unwritten Law and Finnish pranksters The Dudesons.


    Hate's New Album Solarflesh

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    Extreme metal warriors HATE have revealed the track list for their new opus entitled “SOLARFLESH – A gospel of radiant divinity". The follow-up to HATE’s latest album “Erebos” (2010) features Destroyer's riffs channeled through his Fernandes V-Hawk guitars, and will be released via Napalm Records on January 30th (Europe), and 5th February (North America). Artwork was created by Daniel Rusiłowicz (Hi-Res Studio) with whom the band had worked previously on “Erebos” layouts and visualization. The new album was recorded in Sound Division Studio (Warsaw, Poland) as well as Hertz Studio (Bialystok, Poland) with Wieslawski Brothers, famous for handling productions of such bands as Decapitated, Behemoth and Vader.


    Agnostic Front, Biohazard, Death By Stereo In Respect Your Roots Worldwide Album

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    The guys at Strength Records compiled a sampler album with the punk/hardcore scene’s best bands around today going back to their roots and covering the songs of their youth, including AGNOSTIC FRONT Blitzkrieg Bop (The Ramones) cover, BIOHAZARD with Where Eagles Dare (Misfits) and DEATH BY STEREO take on Soulcraft (Bad Brains).

    AGNOSTIC FRONT's lead guitarist Joseph James as usual used his Revolver and Monterey guitars, BIOHAZARD's Billy Graziadei his Dragonfly and DEATH BY STEREO's Dan Palmer his trusty Ravelle guitars.



    Exhumed Finishes Recording New Album

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    West Coast death gore gooligans EXHUMED, who recently returned from a five-week North American Tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, have completed recording the follow-up to 2011’s All Guts, No Glory full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). The unholy offering will be offered up by Relapse Records sometime next year. As expected, Matt Harvey used his Sustainer-loaded Vortex guitars, Bud Burke his V-Hawk and Rob Babcock his Tremor basses.

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