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FGN ILIAD EXPERT
New Collection
EIL
-EW1-RM
Hojicha Burst

EILEW1RM HCB_Grey 1
EILEW1RM HCB_Grey 2
IMG_1982 humbucker coil pu
IMG_1987 spalted maple top on Ash body
IMG_1989 FGN XPERT Humbucker & 52T-HOT Single coil pickup
IMG_1991 roasted maple neck fingerboard
IMG_1984 jumbo stainless fret cfs
IMG_1992 GOTOH magnum lock tuners

FGN ILIAD EXPERT
EIL-EW1-RM
SPECIFICATIONS
 
Made in Japan by FUJIGEN
since 1960
 

CONSTRUCTION : Bolt-On

BODY : Spalted Maple Top
''Thick & Book-matched''
on Swamp Ash Body
Contoured Back

 

NECK : 1pc Roasted Maple U-Shape with Luminous Side Dots
 

FINGERBOARD : Roasted Maple ''Rolled Edge''
(250-350 mmR Compound Radius)
 

FRETS : 22F Jumbo Stainless Steel  
Rounded / Hand-filed Xpert Fret Edge Treatment 
(
C.F.S / Circle Fretting System)
 

SCALE : 25.5" (648mm)

PICKUPS : Original FGN
Custom Made in Japan

Neck : XPERT-H2 (Alnico 4)
Bridge : FGN52T-HOT-R (Alnico 2)

             

CONTROLS : 1Vol, 1Tone, 3Way Lever SW,
with Coil Tap Mini Swith
 

TUNERS : Gotoh SG381-07 MG-T  
Magnum Lock
with FGN Three String Tree

 

BRIDGE : Gotoh GTC20
6-Saddle
 

PARTS COLOR : Gold

FINISH : Gloss 
 

COLOR : HCB (Hojicha Burst)
 

STRINGS : D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) 

ACCESSORIES : Original Hard Case

                    Fret Guard

                    Set-up Keys 

FGN ODYSSEY EXPERT 
EIL-EW1-RM
SPECIAL FEATURES

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.

Low setting set up / Effortless Playability

FGN's unique and original neck-joint system improves the overall resonance of the guitar. The angle of the neck and body joint is a critical factor in the set-up of a stringed instrument. While string height is adjustable at the bridge, FGN's neck-joint system not only improves the overall resonance of the guitar it also supports extra low string action.

Gotoh GTC201 Bridge

The combination of the GTC201 and Low Setting Set up makes clean sound and tight vintage tensions for all guitar players.

FGN XPERT Humbucker & 52T-HOT Single coil pickup with 3-way lever & Coil-tap mini switch

Rolled edge fingerboard with Jumbo Stainless frets & Xpert fret edge treatment

FGN craftsmen are meticulous in ensuring fret edges are rounded to perfection for a smooth feel on the neck. Position changes are seamless and the aesthetic is flawless.

Compound Radius

FGN employs a specific "Compound Radius" ratio on the fingerboard, representing advanced fingerboard technology. The neck radius gradually increases over the finger board's length, starting out rounded near the headstock and flattening out toward the neck joint. A diameter of 250mm (10") was selected for the radius at the nut for optimal comfort and grip for chords. A 350mm (14") radius at the heel has proven to be ideal in eliminating any unwanted buzz of string bending that may be caused by over-tightened fingerboard radius traditionally countered by high string action. The Compound Radius affords comfortable and easy bends even with string action below 1.9mm and ensures smooth fingering when playing solo passages high on the neck, while allowing for much easier chord playing at lower frets.

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