|Frets||22F Medium C.F.S.|
|Hardware Color||Chrome & Nickel|
|Pickup (Neck)||Seymour Duncan® AlnicoII Pro APS-1|
|Pickup (Middle)||Seymour Duncan® Vintage Staggered SSL-1 rwrp|
|Pickup (Bridge)||Seymour Duncan® Pegasus-TB|
|Controls||1Volume, 1Tone, 5Way Lever SW, Coil Tap Mini SW|
|Strings||D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)|
|Accessories||Original Gig Bag|
With a level of quality honed through decades of building the world’s finest guitars, the FGN Expert Odyssey JOS-2-CLG 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.
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, minimising 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. 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. 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.