Taken from FGN’s Expert range of electric guitars, the FGN Expert Odyssey EOS-AL-R is here presented in an Antique White finish with Rosewood fretboard. This Expert model features a quarter sawn maple neck, compound radius fretboard (250~305mmR), all-Gotoh Hardware and Urethane gloss finish. The ultra-fine Expert Fret Edge treatment and Double Tricky Switch go even further to reward the discerning guitarist.
Supplied in an FGN hard case, the FGN Expert Odyssey EOS-AL-R is now available from Je Matt Guitar. Visit us in our Los Angeles store, where a member of staff will be happy to talk you through its features. Alternatively, buy online for fast delivery to the US, Europe and beyond. Every guitar we sell undergoes a rigorous check over and full professional setup before dispatch, ensuring you receive the best possible example.
FGN EXPERT ODYSSEY EOS-AL-R IN ANTIQUE WHITE
With a level of quality honed through decades of building the world’s finest guitars, the FGN Expert Odyssey EOS-AL-R is truly an instrument for the connoisseur. If you’re accustomed to playing high end Japanese-made instruments, the likelihood is that you’ve already played an FGN (Fujigen); the company originally built its reputation as an OEM manufacturer for the world’s most respected brands. With their own range of guitars, they exercise creative independence over instrument design, while maintaining their time-won attention to detail.
All FGN guitars are beautifully built, and play as well as you’d hope, considering their provenance. Expert models – such as this Odyssey EOS-AL-R – take things up a notch, however. The value of a quarter-sawn neck, for example, won’t be lost on the expert guitarist, lending the instrument greater sustain and tuning stability, as well as increasing its overall strength. Very few planks from every log are produced quarter sawn (with the grain running perpendicular to the top of the fretboard), resulting in only the highest end guitars benefitting from this feature.
Another Expert feature is the Compound Radius Fingerboard, which gradually increased fingerboard’s radius over its length. This achieves a good balance between chords on the lower frets and bending on the higher ones. The Expert Fret Edge treatment combines finely finished frets with FUJIGEN craftsman’s handmade fret edge for much smoother fingering. Common to all FGN guitars is the Circle Fretting System (C.F.S.). Slightly curved frets are mounted so as to ensure that each string and fret intersects at right angles, minimizing the contact surface. The result is accurate pitch, cleaner, longer sustain and true harmonics.
Other Expert features include the Z Axis Deep Joint, which sets the neck about 1mm deeper than conventional electric guitars. This reduces the distance between the strings and the body top without forcibly lowering the string height. Two switches – the “Double Tricky Switch” in FGN-speak – combine a Direct Output switch and Coil Tap switch for the bridge humbucker, increasing the player’s tonal control. Finally, the Moonsault Heel Cutaway Joint improves upper fret access thanks to the body being about 5mm thinner at the point where the neck joins the body.
We’ve found that Japanese-built guitars offer outstanding build quality and features for the price, but none more so than FGN. We’re very proud to stock the Expert Odyssey EOS-AL-R in our Los Angeles store.