The ILIAD (IL) series was created based on our expertise producing the traditional T-style guitars.
Keeping the traditional feel in mind, the IL comes with various modern features that meet a wide range of player's needs across all genres.
Made in Japan by FUJIGEN
CONSTRUCTION : Bolt-On
BODY : Basswood / with Contoured Back
NECK : 1 pc Maple Smooth U-Shape
FINGERBOARD : Maple 250mmR
PARTS COLOR : Chrome & Nickel (Tuners)
FRETS : 22F Medium
(C.F.S / Circle Fretting System)
Fret Edge treatment for smooth fingering
SCALE : 25.5" (648mm)
CONTROLS : 1Vol, 1Tone
3Way Toggle SW
Push-Pull Tone SW for neck pickup Coil-tap
PICKUPS : Neck - FGN-BH-n
STRINGS : D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
TUNERS : Vintage Style Gotoh SD91-05M
stress-free tuning and stability
BRIDGE : FJIL-6SSTD
COLORS : Cherry Sunburst & Black
FINISH : Gloss
ACCESSORIES : FGN Original Gig-Bag
Circle Fretting System
All FGN guitars and basses come with a unique Circle Fretting System (C.F.S.). It was created by FGN based on an idea to offer better pitch and articulation than conventional guitars and basses. All frets are installed on fingerboard in slightly curved shape, so that every string crosses all the frets in 90 degrees, i.e. to offer a minimum contact of string on a fret, and it makes the scale length of every string even while it actually varies on conventional fretting. The C.F.S. is a solution of fretting on a traditional guitar and bass and it offers clearer articulation and tones which give dimension when you play a cord and also cut through the mix when you play single notes.
*The frets we use aren't special. You can ask your nearest repair shop to hit them from the edge of the fingerboard when refret.
Smooth Fret Edge
FGN craftmen are meticulous in ensuring J-Standard Smooth Fret Edges are rounded to perfection for a smooth feel on the neck, Position changes are seamless and the aesthetic is flawless.