FGN (FujiGen) Guitars Japan

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  1. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    FGN Guitars



    added a brand new Video





    and another interesting factory tour

    Fujigen Gakki Factory Tour!! | Drowning in Guitars!

    Serial# information

    Format: MYYXXXX

    M = Month (A=Jan, B=Feb.....)
    YY= Year
    XXXX= production#


    The history of FGN-guitars starts in 1960
    they had made a lot of highly evaluated guitars for the big brands
    like Ibanez, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone and others.

    Though I speak of the newer, "FGN" branded ones



    Anybody owns one of this newer models from them ?
    They seem to be well made and do have some 'uncommon' features
    like the 'Circle Fret System' - What do you think about it ?

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    As some of you know I had bought this beauty in Oct 2014

    FGN Neo Classic LC10 BK

    not chambered/swiss cheased/weight relieved
    mahogany body without maple-cap
    one-piece neck with long tenon
    Gotoh hardware

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    the specs are quite impressive and the selling price over here is around
    1000 Euro :cool:

    Even ordering from overseas is really interesting, the $-€ rate makes it more interesting
    note: the salesprice outside of the EU are around 18-22% lower (VAT) and shipping is 30-50 €
    currently shipped to the US for 870 EURO ~ 975 USD

    https://www.thomann.de/intl/fgn_neo_classic_lc10_bk.htm
    http://www.thomann.de/intl/fgn_neo_classic_ls10_ld.htm

    Compared with the prices (over here) for used Epi Elitist models it seems more than hot, IMO

    What other New MiJ LP-type would be in this price and quality range ?

    Whats your opinion ?
     
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  2. RTH

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    Very cool fret system. I've never seen that before. Barre chords must be a pain though.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    the 'bow' isn't noticable while playing
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Just for the GAS....



    LC-10 cherry-1.jpg
    NeoClassic LC-10 in cherry
    LS-10 cherry-1.jpg
    NeoClassic LS-10 in cherry
     
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  5. Paruwi

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    for the purists....

    FGN/Fujigen new J-Standard models are coming out for overseas market very soon???

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    Looks like a P-rail ?
     
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    Saw quite a lot of FGN guitars when I was in Japan last year. Very nice guitars.
     
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    some interesting videos...





     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Which is the nicer one ?
     
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    The Edwards division of ESP has some nice stuff.
     
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    Thats a nice FGN 335 all though id prefer nickel hardware
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Edwards aren't available the easy way (new, warranty, money-back) over here
     
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    Theres a few sellers or maybe Importers of them on ebay.cost ya 150$ shipping.they make some beautifull ES 335 copies
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    I know this way exists - it's just not 'my way'
    I do prefer them new - without DNA ...:naughty:
     
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    One guy had a beautifull 2012 Edwards 335 in Cherry red.and if ya look close there not using the metric bridges and tailpieces.Duncan Antiquities pups ect.cost ya around 900$ to 1200$.but darn nice
     
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    Ya some are new Pete.i bought the new old 2001 Korean made Epi Dot enstead.not that the guitars were bad just leary of forkin out 1100$ for somethin comming from china.
     
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    Black, Block inlays....'Custom Look'

    it needs to fit into the herd.....
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    the one with Dot inlays is gone....
    and got replaced with the FGN NeoClassic which is a Custom
     
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    Oh ya.i dont know what form of ebay ya got in Germany but i just went to ebay and typed in ESP Edwards guitars and bingo up they came.to models of Black custom 335s.one with gold hardware and one with Nickel.end antique binding.Beautifull.id never heard of edwards beforw till i read it on a forum.ive heard of ESP
     
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    I don't buy at E-Bay.....:ohno:
    or do they offer '3-year warranty', '30-day money back', free shipping ...

    I'm kind of 'old fashioned' with this...
     
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    Check out the Edwards 335 Black ones.i was floored.outstanding lookin.im diggin those FGN guitars to.anymore i honestly think Epi,FGN,Edwards is building a better quality guitar than Gibby.dare i say that lol.my 1998 Epi dot is every bit as good as a Gibby.i love the thing.i mean sure Epis stock hardware and electrics are ok but hell how hard is that to change out.over all the fit and finish of these other guitars are much better in my opinion.that Epi Lester custom in my avitar i customized id put up against any Gibby.
     

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