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When did Fernandes start production in China?

 
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bencuri
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: When did Fernandes start production in China? Reply with quote

So the question is added, when did Fernandes move a part of its production to China? I would like to figure out where my guitar was made.
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John86045
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
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luis
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RLG around 2.005,
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What guitar do you have? Post some photos and we'll see. They first started moving production offshore around 1988, gradually expanding it through the 90s and from ca 2000 most of it was made there.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luis wrote:
RLG around 2.005,


More like 1999.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1999 to Korea but China move was later, just check serial and you will see a letter of difference in the serial number....
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luis wrote:
1999 to Korea but China move was later, just check serial and you will see a letter of difference in the serial number....


There currently isn't any solid proof it was to Korea (if you have any specific info, let's have it), although we've thought it to be due to the practice of scarf joint necks. However, several Chinese companies have done that as well. This production seems to be only 1999 and 2000, maybe into 2001, and then of course the Yako factory ones come in with the headstock serials starting 2002.
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