Whitstable Guitars

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

Fujigen Cool Z ZTL 10M  (Made in Japan) 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" 

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

This Telecaster, for example, looks almost identical to a '52 Reissue Fender Telecaster, however, it has a few different features. A soft "C" 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 one small dent on the bottom edge which has now been repaired & a blemish on the pickguard which I have since replaced with a new one but that is all. Fujigen made 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 to the pickups


Manufacture 2016 Japan

Weight: 3.36kg

Body : Light ash

Neck Hard Maple 1P

Fret CFS 22 F (W: 2.7 mm, H: 1.0 mm)

Scale 648 mm 

Neck Joint Heel · Cut · Joint

Peg GOTOH SD 91-05 M

Nut Cattle bone (Width: 42 mm)

Front pickup HISTORY VT 52 - FAT / n (Alnico 5)

Rear pickup HISTORY VT 52 - FAT / b (Alnico 5)

Control 1 Vol, 1 Tone, 3 way LeverSW

bridge TP-6B (Brass 3 saddles)

Color Vintage natural (VNT)

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 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