Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2011 Fujigen FGN Neo Classic Telecaster NCTL-10M

Ash (natural finish) with new Hard Case



If you're checking out my website because you love Japanese guitars then I'm guessing you must have heard of the famous Fujigen-Gakki facility in Japan. They've been building guitars there since 1960  including Fenders, Grecos, some Yamahas, Ibanez, JV Squiers etc etc. As well as building guitars for other people, they also make their own ranges which are currently badged as "FGN" 

You can find lots about them on line and lots of YouTube videos too with people drooling over how good they are but you won't find many places that stock them outside of Japan. There are no UK suppliers. There is a limited range at Thomann but none of the "Neo Classic" range. These are basically copies of famous USA guitars but with a few changes/improvements. Perhaps that's why you can't easily get them outside of Japan. I don't know but they are superb guitars

This Telecaster, for example, looks almost identical to a '52 Reissue Fender Telecaster, however, it has a few different features. A soft "V" profile neck which is a little thicker than Fender's but feels nice. The finish on the back of the neck is satin up to the headstock and then it changes to gloss. Much more comfortable. The guitar also feature the CFS fretting which is better for tuning and intonation (lots of explanations online) The fretboard is a flatter 250mm (9.84") than Fender's 7.25" which is better for lead work

The overall condition of the guitar is excellent. I found a small lacquier crack on one edge (pictured) and a tiny dent on the top edge (repaired) but that was it. The repaired areas and the lacquer crack are shown as the last 3 gallery photos. Fujigen guitars are really, really good with the build quality being slightly better (IMO) than Fender Japan, particularly the electrics. Much better pots and switches & thicker cloth covered wiring


Manufacture 2011 Japan

Body: Solid Ash

Colour: Natural

Neck:  Maple with Maple fret board (bolt on) Satin/Gloss wood finish

Profile: Soft "V"

Weight: 3.36kg

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at nut 42mm

At 12th Fret 52mm

Pickups: Fujigen Japan cloth wired Alnico Pickups

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Grovers

Bridge: Vintage style ashtray with 3 brass saddles

3 way Switch

Master Tone & Master Volume

Pickguard: Black single ply

Hard Case: Thomann Black Plain (Can be upgraded)

As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a plain black one. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (Extra £10). If you prefer that, please email me for details. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £30) & I may even have an old gig bag you can have to take it away in

So to sum up, an excellent guitar from Fujigen Japan. This model is impossible to find here in the UK unless you import it. 

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping 

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