Friday, 22 February 2013

A cartoon guitar for the southpaws: Fernandes Um Jammer Lammy

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We've looked at one of these guitars before, but if I remember correctly this example is more faithful to that pictured in the original Um Jammer Lammy video game artwork, being left-handed. If you want names and model numbers, it's a Fernandes UJL-2000, but it's easier to remember as the cartoon guitar based loosely on the Les Paul design. According to the eBay seller:
It is a three-dimensionalized guitar that Um Jammer Lammy, lead guitarlist for a band "Milkcan", main protagonist uses in the video game, "Um Jammer Lammy" published by Sony for the PlayStation video game console. Looks a toy but was built carefully by a Japanese famous make, Fernandes. It has 609 mm / 24 inch scale as Fender Mustang has.
The weird thing about this particular example is that it's been converted to right-handed playing. Imagine, someone actually chose to play this strange-looking guitar and then played it upside-down! How odd that must have looked. Hopefully for the adventurous-minded southpaw, it won't be too difficult to convert back to left-handed.

Currently being offered for auction on eBay with a starting price of $1,499.99.

G L Wilson

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9 comments:

  1. Maybe I'm alone on this, but it always drives me crazy when people make left-handed guitars right-handed. Are there so few options for righties that they need to do this?

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    1. Yeah, it does seem rather selfish, doesn't it?

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    2. Amen, I'm a lefty and I refuse to buy left-handed guitars that have been "converted" (ruined). Keep ya'll mitts off, righty!

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  2. A toggle switch for three P90s. Very strange!

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    1. It's probably Strat-like controls-wise, i.e. 5-way switch, 1 volume, and tone controls each for neck and middle pickup.

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  3. For what it's worth, I know many lefty players (one a good friend) that learned to play on a "righty" turned upside down, stringing and all. My friend's girlfriend gave him, for Christmas his first true lefty. After two weeks of frustration he strung it up just like you have there. He couldn't be happier though it drives those of us that play with him nuts :-)

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  4. That's what I thought it was but only three way switch because a toggle switch is usually based on blade contacts.So it'd be difficult to get 5 steady positions but maybe I'm wrong! If anyone knows?

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  5. i have fernandes revolver, it's 90's made. great tone

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  6. Well, I bought this, so thanks for the tip!

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