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2015 FGN History Dignity TH-LC Black Beauty Custom, Ebony Lacquer w/ Case, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2015 FGN History Dignity TH-LC electric guitar in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with original hardshell case. Crafted exclusively for the Japanese market at the renowned Fujigen Gakki factory, this History Dignity TH-LC is a top-notch take on the classic Black Beauty platform.

The guitar is constructed with American pioneer-era old growth “Heritage Wood” salvaged from the bottom of lakes, offering unmatched integrity and tone. With a solid, non-weight relieved mahogany body, carved maple cap, ebony fretboard, and stock pair of ceramic magnet humbuckers, all of the essential ingredients are in place. Coil splitting is available for either pickup via push/pull Tone controls, presenting a versatile sonic palette, from hot high-gain heaven to focused single coil snap. The guitar weighs 9lbs 8oz, yielding singing sustain with a present, bold acoustic voice. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this TH-LC features low action, solid intonation and fresh 10-46 strings.

The mahogany neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve that fills the palm comfortably, firmly in the "60s" camp and measuring .810” deep at the 1st fret and .950” at the 12th. The bound ebony fretboard features block 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 truss rod. The guitar conforms to specs familiar to any Gibson fan, with a 24 3/4" scale length and a carved bone nut that measures 1 11/16" in width. The bound headstock features History and Dignity abalone inlays, and the gold Gotoh Rotomatic-style tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well with gleaming gold plating.

All of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle and individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. The push/pull Tone pots have individual coil taps for each humbucker, and the wiring harness features braided pickup leads, USA-made CTS volume pots, Bourns push/pull tone pots, and .022 Sprague Orange Drop capacitors. The TH-LC model is stamped in the bridge pickup cavity, and the neck pickup route reveals the long tenon neck joint, ensuring optimal resonance. The gold hardware has plenty of shine, including the Gotoh GE104B Tune-o-Matic bridge and corresponding stopbar tailpiece. The Ebony finish is genuine nitro lacquer and exceedingly well-kept, with wear limited to some light pick scuffing adjacent to the pickup selector switch. Otherwise, there’s barely a scratch on it, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is similarly pristine.

The original hardshell case is included.