Up for sale, a 2006 FGN History Z1M-CFS Cool-Z series electric guitar in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original padded gigbag. Crafted exclusively for the Japanese market at the Fujigen Gakki factory and only sold at the Shimamura chain of music shops, this History is a rare, finely crafted instrument.
With a solid alder body, hard maple neck and fretboard, and stock trio of single coil pickups, all of the essential Strat ingredients are in place. The tonewood combo provides a quintessential snappy profile that translates well through the alnico magnet single coils, perfect for sparkling cleans and superb definition when overdriven. The neck position single coil is bold and balanced, the "in-between" settings provide that classic thinned-out cutting quack, and the bridge pickup is bright and focused. This Heritage weighs 7lbs 13oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The maple neck has a slender V shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .935” at the 12th. The maple fretboard features dot inlay and History’s unique Circle Fretting System with pristine medium jumbo fretwire. The fretwire is imperceptibly curved, installed so that each string and fret intersect at right angles to minimize the contact surface, yielding more accurate pitch, cleaner longer sustaining notes, and truer harmonics. The guitar plays effortlessly in every register up the straight neck with an optimally adjusted, responsive truss rod. The scale length is a full 25 1/2“, and the bone nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The headstock features the History logo, bullet truss rod nut, and stock set of Kluson-style Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
On the body, the stock electronics function as intended, with a five-way selector switch, Master Volume, and pair of Tone controls for the trio of single coils. The hardware shows a hint of patina, and the aged plastic parts are clean, complementing the gloss Fiesta Red body finish. Cosmetic wear is limited to faint scuffing in the pick path, where there's barely a scratch on the body. The neck profile sports a pristine smooth satin finish.
The original History gigbag is included.