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2015 Fujigen FGN Neo Classic NTL100-VNT T-Style Electric Guitar Butterscotch, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2015 Fujigen FGN Neo Classic NTL100-VNT T-style electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. As the factory best known for all of Fender Japan's output in their golden "Made in Japan" era, Fujigen has also crafted some spectacular instruments under their own banner. With its ash body, maple neck, brass saddles, and pair of black bobbin pickups, this Fujigen model channels the zeitgeist of Fender's '50s "Blackguard" era Teles.

The NTL100-VNT offers a traditional Tele tonal palette, and the bridge pickup has a copper baseplate and flat alnico magnet pole pieces, ensuring plenty of chewy twang and cut. The neck pickup has a smooth, bell-like sound, and combining the pickups in the middle position on the three-way switch is an ideal rhythm tone. The instrument is featherweight at 7lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a deep and substantial soft V profile carve at the nut, with more shoulder and chunk as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .880" deep at the 1st fret and .999" at the 12th. The 22 fret slab maple fretboard features a compound 10-14" modern radius for effortless chording and broad bending, with notes that sing out in every register. The fretwire is just shy of medium jumbo with plenty of meat and crown, exhibiting no wear and playing cleanly up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The hand-carved bone nut that measures 1.650“ in width. On the headstock, the Kluson-style tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

On the body, all of the electronics function as intended, with full-size 250k pots, shielded pickup cavities, and a traditional Tele control layout with Master Volume and Tone knobs coupled to a three-way pickup selector switch. The bridge features a trio of brass saddles, and hardware includes domed knurled knobs and a gleaming chrome-plated control plate. The ash body features a transparent Butterscotch gloss finish accented by a single-ply black pickguard with notable strum wear on the bass side. Cosmetic wear on the instrument is otherwise limited to a few faint finish scratches and minor marks on top behind the bridge, and a couple small dings on the body perimeter. The satin finish on the neck is flawless.