Circle Fretting System (C.F.S.)
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 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.
J-Standard fret edge treatment.
Contoured body back.
Vintage style GOTOH tuners.
6-saddle modern T-style bridge and FGN BIL bridge single coil pickup and neck humbucker with push-pull coil tap on tone pot.
|Fingerboard||Rosewood or Maple|
|Frets||22F Medium C.F.S.|
|Hardware Color||Chrome & Nickel|
|Pickup (Neck)||FGN BH-n|
|Pickup (Bridge)||FGN BIL-b|
|Controls||1Volume, 1Tone w/ Push-Pull SW (Tap), 3Way Lever SW|
|Strings||D'Addario EXL120 (.009-.042)|
|Color||SLM (Sapphire Blue Metallic) / BGM (Burgundy Mist) / BK (Black)|
Richards Guitars ethos is to only supply guitars that are truly outstanding. Not sold on marketing and hype but our belief that the guitars represent the best within their category. No brand represents this better than FGN
FGN (Fujigen) have a long illustrrious history in the World of Guitars.
It was Fujigen that produced Fenders highest quality strats in the 80s that were demonstrated to be better quality than the American made guitars!
Fujigen are considered the pinnacle of Japanese guitar production and responsible for the badge MIJ (MADE IN JAPAN) that you often see thrown around on forums and the like. The MIJ badge is considered a badge of quality and extreme quality - but it is actually the FGN factory that is responsible for this honor!
In 2019 FGN came to the UK through a highly pro-active distributor. We jumped on the opportunity to get involved and haven't stopped being completely bemused by the almost impossible quality levels we have experienced.
Richard works hand in hand with the UK importers and is ready to help you with any of your FGN related questions.
Just shout if you need us - we are here to help!