2007 CoolZ ZLJ-1 Les Paul Special Cherry & new hard case
You may not have heard of "CoolZ" but you have probably heard of the factory where it was made. Fujigen-Gakki is one of the best known guitar makers in Japan & over the years has been responsible for nearly all of the finest Japanese made guitars. Ibanez, Orville, Fender, Greco, Epiphone Elite, Yamaha & many others were/are all made at Fujigen. Fujigen make their own FGN brand and also make guitars for Japanese distributors Shimamura & these are the History & CoolZ brands. You don't see them outside of Japan as they are for the domestic market only but they are built to Fujigen's usual high standard. I've had a few CoolZ guitars on the website over the years but this is the first Les Paul Special & I have to say, I'm impressed.
This guitar has a solid Mahogany body and neck & Rosewood fingerboard. The finish is a lovely translucent Cherry & the guitar has GOTOH SD-90 tuners, a GOTOH bridge & a bone nut. It really is a well made guitar. The P-90 pickups are branded as "PS-3" which I assume are Fujigen's own. They work well & the guitar has a really good sound. There are a few demos on YouTube
The overall condition is excellent for a 14 year old guitar with almost no scratches or dents & none that would show in the photographs.
The guitar plays really well. Straight neck, low action and good pickups. Overall, for a Japanese built guitar at this price with a fitted hard case this is amazing value.
CoolZ ZLJ-1 Les Paul Specifications
Body Material: Solid Mahogany. Translucent Cherry finish
Neck material: Mahogany
22 medium frets with dot markers
Scale Length 24.75"
Width at 1st fret 42.5mm
Width at 12th fret 52.5mm
Weight: 3600 grammes (7lb 15oz)
Tuners: GOTOH SD-90
Tune-o-matic bridge & stop bar tailpiece
Neck Pickup x PS-3 P-90 (N)
Bridge Pickup x PS-3 P-90 (B)
3 way switch
2 x Volume & 2 x Tone Controls
New Thomann/Gator fitted hard case