Fernandes Palisade D30BK

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Fernandes

Description Black, full body acoustic guitar with white trimming around the edges of the body and neck. Unglossed face and body, had pickguard. Chrome knobs on headstock, headstock itself molded in Fernandes fashion. No pickups of any kind.
Posted By Philip Thomas (9)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 3.5 (of 5)
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On 8/15/2000, Philip Thomas (9) posted:
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Fender, Gibson, Jasmine, and De Armond were all other choices, but this had the best value for the money. I would definitely buy this guitar again. This guitar could be better in that it could use a cutaway badly, and the note bending could be better. My favorite aspect of this guitar is its superb action. The bottom line; all the things that may be "problems" with this guitar are remedied in teh higher-priced models. This guitar serves the purpose for which it was intended, and does a fine job.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $180.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bluebond Guitars, Philadelphia
Spruce top with X bracing, Sapele back and sides. Nato Set-neck, 25 1/4 Scale length, 1 5/8 Composite nut. Rosewood, 20 Medium frets, 14 Radius. Chrome Covered tuners, Rosewood bridge. No pickups, no controls. Satin finish. Full size body, no cutaways, angled-back headstock.
Action is surprising good for a guitar of this price range. Smooth transition, however, impossible to bend up to another note. There are no flaws with the guitar save the note-bending problem. It is of solid construction, rich sound, and has good action.
Sound Quality:
Although it has good action, bending of notes of difficult, if not impossible, and thus is not ideal for soloing or instrumental work. It had a very rich sound, which makes it ideal for strumming and chords. Richer sounding than most acoustic guitars.
Very reliable, hardly needs adjusting at all. there is only one peg to attach a strap to, and so the other end must be tied around the headstock. Fares well during climate changes. It is an acoustic, however, and delicate.