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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.



Open Pore White

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Made in Japan by Fujigen

since 1960


BODY : Ash

NECK : Maple U-Shape 

FINGERBOARD : Granadillo

250-350 mmR Compound Radius


FRETS : 24F Jumbo

(C.F.S / Circle Fretting System)

Rounded to perfection with Fret Edge Treatment

SCALE : 26.14" (664mm)

CONTROLS : 1Volume, 1Tone

w/ Push-Pull SW (Voice Select)

3Way Lever SW


FISHMAN (with Voice Switch)

Fluence Modern Humbucker

Alnico PRF-MHB-AB1 (neck)

Ceramic PRF-MHB-CB1 (bridge)

STRINGS : D'Addario EXL116 (.011-.052)


GOTOH® Magnum Lock

SG381-07 MG-T


COLOR : OPW - Open Pore White

BODY FINISH : Open Pore Matte


FGN Original Gig-Bag

Set-up Keys 

OTHERS :Factory Tuning 

DropC (1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6C)

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.

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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Long Scale Neck

664mm (26.1") long scale neck. 16mm (0.6") longer than the regular long scale works well with down tuned heavy gauge strings yet can be played like a regular guitar.

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Smooth Fret Edge

FGN craftsmen 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.

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Natural Satin Neck
Many people said the neck coated with gloss finish is very slippery and very difficult to hold it from sweating. 
We finally developed FGN original natural satin finish and it can make you feel very smooth and comfortable like the illusion of touching the natural wood. 

The original neck finish can improve your playability and the resonance from the neck to the body material.

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