Taken from FGN’s J Standard range of electric guitars, the FGN J Standard Iliad JIL2-ASH-M is here presented in an Off White Blonde finish with Maple fretboard. This Japanese-made electric guitar features stunning build quality. It now comes with a compound radius fretboard, while the bridge pickup has been updated to a Seymour Duncan Vintage ’54 Tele STL-1. Combined with the Seymour Duncan STR-1 in the neck and new 4-way switching, the result is stunning tone and improved versatility. FGN’s Circle Fretting System (C.F.S.), handmade fret edges, a sculpted neck heel, and Gotoh Vintage Tuners complete the package.
Supplied in an FGN gig bag, the FGN J Standard Iliad JIL2ASHM 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 J STANDARD ILIAD JIL2-ASH-M IN OFF WHITE BLONDE
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. Now, with their own range of guitars, they exercise creative independence over instrument design, while maintaining their time-won attention to detail.
This Tele-style Iliad JIL2-ASH-M model benefits from FGN’s unique 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. Another unique feature – the J-Standard Fret Edge treatment – contributes to much smoother fingering. On this latest model, a compound radius fretboard has been fitted with a smaller 250mm radius towards nut and larger 350mm radius towards neck. This allows for much easier chord playing at lower frets with improved string-bending at higher registers. A sculpted neck heel also allows for much greater comfort when playing higher up.
Unique features and outstanding build quality are met by top-quality components. The J Standard Iliad JIL2 ASH M is fitted with Gotoh SD91-05M Magnum Lock tuners, resulting in silky smooth tuning action, superb tuning stability, and lightning fast string changes. Two Seymour Duncan Pickups have been fitted – a STR-1 in the neck and, new for this latest model, a Vintage ’54 Tele STL-1 in the bridge. Also new is the 4-way pickup switch, which opens up a new range of tonal options compared to the 3-way on the older JIL-ASH-M
We’re very proud to stock the beautifully-made FGN J Standard Iliad JIL2-ASH-M Off White Blonde in our Los Angeles store; very few brands offer such a high level of quality for the price, and these latest upgrades make for an even more compelling package.