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FGN ODYSSEY EXPERT  / EOS-ASH-R

ash american swamp light body / compound radius fingerboard

WB

White Blonde

FGN ODYSSEY EXPERT  EOS-ASH-R / SPECIFICATIONS

 

Made in Japan by FUJIGEN, since 1960

CONSTRUCTION : Bolt-On

FRETS : 22F Jumbo (C.F.S / Circle Fretting System)

           Rounded / Hand-filed Expert fret edge treatment 

BRIDGE : Gotoh 510TS-FE1

BODY : 2pc American Swamp Ash

SCALE : 25.5" (648mm)

TUNERS : Gotoh SD91-05M  

             Magnum Lock

NECK : 1pc Maple Quarter Sawn U-Shape

CONTROLS : 1Volume, 1Tone, 5Way SW,

                 2Mini Double Tricky Switch

PARTS COLOR : Chrome (Bridge)

                     & Nickel

FINGERBOARD : Indian Rosewood

                     (250-350 mmR Compound Radius)

PICKUPS : FGN OS-1n (Neck) - FGN OS-1c (Center) 

              FGN OS 1b (Bridge) - Handwired in Japan

CASE : Hard Case

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

COLOR : WB - White Blonde

FINISH : Gloss Urethane

FGN ODYSSEY EXPERT  EOS-ASH-R / SPECIAL FEATURES

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1 - Circle Fretting System

Slightly curved frets mounted on the fingerboard are quite useful to enhance pitch accuracy, longer sustain, and true harmonics.

 

*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.

5 - Low setting set up (L.S.S) / Effortless Playability

2 - Fret Edge

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.

3 - Moonsault Heel Cutaway

The body heel, neck joint and plate are beautifully contoured to facilitate easy access to high register playing.

4 - 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.

6 - FGN original pickups (Expert Series)

Designed by Fujigen R&D section and manufactured by Japanese pickup craftsmen who have long experience and great skills. For single pickup, it's used Alnico 5 magnets. The sound is like the mixture of vintage tone in 1960 and modern powerful sustain. We cut the high-tone frequency which has harsh sounds to the ear, and boosted mid-high power range. Besides, it gives a very quick picking response and very useful for blues, fusion, rock, and shred style guitar players. For humbucker pickup, it's used Alnico 2 magnets. The sound is like presistently-mid high powerful tone and goes quite well with our FGN orignal single pickups above mentioned. It also reprises vintage bright and very unique fat sustain tones.

7 - Gotoh 510TS Bridge (Expert Series)

The combination of the 510TS and L.S.S.(5) makes clean sound and tight vintage tensions for all guitar players.

8 - Double Trickey Switch

Neck side SW : Humbucker Direct Out Bridge side SW : Coil Tap Function The mini toggle switch mounted between the volume and tone control knobs allowes for split-coil and direct-out on the bridge humbucker. With the coil tap switch(bridge side), spanning the gap between a more distorted humbucker or a clean sounding single-coil tone. With the direct-out switch(neck side), you'll always leave it if you'd like to to keep playing with a powerful distortion sound.

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.

 

Demo By Jack Cloudchair

Review by N Stuff Music / USA