FGN ODYSSEY J-STANDARD / JOS2-FM-M
compound radius fingerboard / seymour duncan pickups
FGN ODYSSEY J-STANDARD
FGN ODYSSEY J-STANDARD JOS2-FM-M SPECIFICATIONS
Made in Japan by FUJIGEN, since 1960
CONSTRUCTION : Bolt-On
FRETS : 22F medium
Fret Edge Treatment - Rounded to perfection
BRIDGE : FGN FJTR-S2P
two-pivot / smooth and stable
BODY : Flamed Maple on Contoured Basswood
SCALE : 25.5" (648mm)
TUNERS : Vintage Style
NECK : 1pc Canadian Hard Maple
CONTROLS : 1Vol, 1Tone, 5Way Lever SW
Coil Tap Mini Switch
PARTS COLOR : Chrome & Nickel
Canadian Hard Maple
(250-350 mmR Compound Radius)
PICKUPS : Seymour Duncan
Neck - AlnicoII Pro APS-1
Middle - Vintage Staggered SSL-1rwrp
Bridge - Pegasus™-TB
ACCESSORIES : Original Gig Bag
STRINGS : D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
FINISH : Gloss
COLOR : FBT - Fire Burst
FGN ODYSSEY J-STANDARD
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.
Seymour Duncan Pickups
Seymour Duncan Pegasus bridge humbucker, APS-1 Alnico II Pro neck and vintage Staggered SSL-1 rwrp middle pickups offer total versatility of modern humbucker and vintage single coil sound with 5-way lever switch and a coil tap mini switch.
The compound radius fingerboard has smaller (rounder) radius towards nut while larger (flatter) radius towards neck end i.e. similar to a shape of a cone.This allows for much easier chord playing at lower frets while having less stress, especially when bending strings at higher registers.
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.
Smooth 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.
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.
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.