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|Products||acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers|
|Slogan||Innovation and Tradition since 1969.|
Fernandes Guitars is a guitar and accessory manufacturer, that originated in Japan in 1969, building flamenco guitars. As the company grew it expanded production to include more acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers, and accessories to become one of the biggest guitar manufacturers in Japan. Fernandes also owns a brand for Gibson replicas: Burny.
Despite its high production figures, Fernandes is better known in the United States for its Sustainer system, which uses electromagnetism to vibrate a string for an extended period, so long as the user continues to fret a note. Unlike the similar manual E-Bow sustainer, the Fernandes Sustainer can be used with a standard plectrum, because the sustainer is imbedded in the body of guitar. Fernandes' custom shop has installed numerous Sustainers into guitars built by other manufacturers.
Fernandes continues to manufacture guitars, that cover the range from inexpensive starter models to custom instruments.
- Billie Joe Armstrong of Californian punk rock band Green Day had a Stratocaster since he was 11 named "Blue", and has played it live for nearly every show he has played, near exclusively used for all songs in Eb tuning.