The FGN range of guitars are all built at the famous Fujigen-Gakki facility in Nagano, Japan along with History & Cool Z guitars. Fujigen has also made guitars for Fender Japan, Orville, Greco, Yamaha Japan etc etc and are generally thought to be one of the best guitar makers in Japan
One of their most popular ranges are called the "Neo-Classic" of which this is one. They are copies of classic guitar designs (Strats, Teles, Les Pauls) which have had a few modern tweaks such as compound radius fretboards with the CFS fretting system for improved intonation. Locking tuners by GOTOH. Modern 2 point tremolo system on the Stratocasters along with sensible tone controlling for the bridge pickup & a lovely satin finish on the back of the neck & trussrod adjustment with good access at the headstock
The FGN NST-10R AL Stratocaster is a "Neo Classic" model and a beautifully made Japanese guitar with a solid Alder body & it also has a compound radius on the fretboard and a nice thicker "C" shape which is lovely to play. Fujigen make a lovely neck which also has a satin finish to the main part of the neck but the headstock is glossed (see photos).
This particular guitar looks to have barely been used with no visible damage, some light scratching on the pickguard, no fretwear, no modifications. Near mint condition
Here are some specifications
Manufacture 2017 Japan
Colour: Vintage White
Neck: Maple with Rosewood 22 fret board (bolt on) Satin wood finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood 250 mm - 350 mm Compound Radius
Weight: 3.511 kg (7lb 7oz)
Scale Length 25.5"
Width at nut 41mm
At 12th Fret 51mm
Pickups: FGN 63VS Hot pickups with cloth wiring
Tuners: GOTOH Magnum Lock Peg
Bridge: FGN 2 point modern style
5 way Switch
Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone (Tone 1 neck PU, Tone 2 Middle & Bridge PU's),
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell 3 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 £12). 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. Why not play something that's just a little bit different?