Whitstable Guitars

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

2009 CoolZ ZLJ-1 Les Paul Special TV Yellow  & 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 very popular TV Yellow & the guitar has GOTOH SD-90 tuners, a GOTOH bridge & a bone nut. The guitar also features Fujigen's own CFS "Circular Fretting System" which improves intonation & playability. 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 13 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 TV Yellow finish

Neck material: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

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

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit.  Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

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