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FGN ILIAD J-STANDARD  / JIL2-EW1-G

imbuia top on ash / compound radius fingerboard

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.

FGN ILIAD J-STANDARD   

JIL2-EW1-G

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CONSTRUCTION : Bolt-On Neck

FGN ILIAD J-STANDARD 

JIL2-EW1-G   

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Made in Japan by FUJIGEN

since 1960

 

BODY :

Contoured American Swamp Ash Body

Black Bound Imbuia Veneer Top

 

NECK :

1 pc Canadian Hard Maple w. Soft U-Shape

 

FINGERBOARD : Granadillo 

Compound Radius (250-350mm) 

 

PARTS COLOR : Chrome & Nickel 

 

FRETS : 22F Medium 

(C.F.S / Circle Fretting System)

Rounded to perfection with Fret Edge Treatment

 

SCALE : 25.5" (648mm)

 

CONTROLS :

1Vol, 1Tone w/ Push-Pull SW (Tap) 

3Way Lever SW

 

PICKUPS :

Seymour Duncan Tele-Gib Style H-H 

Neck: Jazz SH-2n

Bridge: JB™ TB-4

 

TUNERS : GOTOH SD91-05M MG

vintage style Magnum Lock tuners

 

BRIDGE : FGN FB-S05

 

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

COLOR : IBS (Imbuia Brown Sunburst)

 

FINISH : Gloss

 

ACCESSORIES : FGN Original Gig Bag

                    Set-up Keys

FGN ILIAD J-STANDARD 

JIL2-EW1-G   

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.

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.

Pickups & Controls

Seymour Duncan JB & Jazz Humbucking pickups with 3-way switch and push-pull coil tap on tone pot.

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.

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.