Whitstable Guitars

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

2012 Fujigen Cool Z ZST VM Stratocaster Sonic Blue & 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" 

and they also make guitars for other Japanese suppliers such as "History". One of the largest of these is Shimamura & their brand name is "Cool Z"

They are excellent guitars but you won't find anywhere that stock them outside of Japan. There are no UK suppliers. The only way to get hold of a "Cool Z" is to import it

The ZST is basically a Stratocaster but built in Japan to a very good standard. Everything from the Alnico pickups, the tuners, bridge & neck is finished to a really good standard. The guitar features Fujigen's CFS system for improved intonation & the guitar also has a heel cut joint for improved access to the high frets. Have a good look at the photographs and you can see how good the attention to detail is. The neck has a lovely satin finish up to the headstock for really smooth comfortable playing but then it changes to gloss. The bridge block is super heavy & thick, not like the thin ones you see on cheaper copies. The pickups sound great and all in all this is a really nice guitar. I play the Telecaster version with my band and it's great. Plays well, looks good and it's so nice to play something that's just a little bit different
Here's some specifications

CoolZ ZST - V/M Sonic Blue

Body top:  Basswood (2-3 P)

Neck:  Hard maple 1P (soft V shape)

Fret:  DHP (SBB 214 Type) 22 F / CFS

Scale:  648 mm

Neck Joint:  Bolt on / Heel cut joint

Fingerboard width (upper frame) 42 mm

Peg:  GOTOH SD 91-05 M / Ni

Nut:  Cow bone

Front pickup STD-FAT

Middle pickup STD-FAT

Rear pickup STD-FAT

Control:  1 volume, 2 tone

Bridge:  S 88

Colour : Sonic Blue

Pickguard: White single ply

Hard Case: Thomann Black Plain (Can be upgraded)

Note also that the tuners are Japanese GOTOH which are excellent  & the nut is bone, not plastic. The second tone control also operates the bridge pickup. A nice feature that you don't find on a lot of Fe#ders

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 Gakki 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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