Today, FUJIGEN is expanding into a global market with the aim toestablish the name FUJIGEN as its original brand. The term ≪Fuji≫ refer to Japans holy Mount Fuji, it was chosen to underline the company's goal to become the world's No.1 guitar manufacturer.FUJIGEN claims its leadership in the world of electric guitars due toits know-how in the treatment of wood. At FUJIGEN we started with classical guitars manufacturing, but soon shifted to electric guitars to meet a quickly growing demand by overseas business partners, especially in the USA, where electric guitars were becoming very popular.On the Revival Stratocaster,the saddles were stamped like Fenders, except bore the F. Most Japanese guitar manufacturers used the model number to reflect the list price of the guitar.
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These modification taken on by Fernandes extended to both the Strat and Tele copies.
After the lawsuit threats emerged, Fernandes most obvious change was to their headstock shapes - it was changed completely.
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.
Fernandes/Burny first startedcloning Fender and Gibson guitars in the 1970s and continued thorugh the mid-1980’s, up until Fender and Gibsonthreatened to sue them for copyright/trademark infringement.
At that point, Burny/Fernandes changed their truss rodcover shape and other small details to appease both Fender and Gibson.For their Fender copies, they were forcedto change their headstock shape completely.The rare old Fender and Gibson "lawsuit" replicas that can be found are extremely accurate in their attention to detail thatthe original Fender and Gibsons had.I have a takamine f340 that I need help with the serial number that is inked onto the headstock inside the soundhole.While most takamine guitars have 8 numbers in their serial number mine only is inked 47.4.8.Fernandes continues to manufacture guitars, that cover the range from inexpensive starter models to custom instruments.