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2019 FGN History Dignity HS-LC Black Beauty Custom Guitar Ebony Nitro Lacquer, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 2019 FGN History Dignity HS-LC electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Crafted exclusively for the Japanese market at the renowned Fujigen Gakki factory, this History Dignity HS-LC is a top-notch take on the classic Black Beauty platform boasting a nitro lacquer Ebony finish. 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 "Original Modern" 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 a hearty 10lbs 15oz, yielding singing sustain with a present, bold natural projection that translates well through the humbucker pair. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this History features low action, solid intonation, and fresh 10-46 strings.

The mahogany neck has a slender C shaped profile carve with modest shoulder, gaining more roundness and heft in the higher registers, measuring .815” deep at the 1st fret and .940” at the 12th. The bound ebony fretboard features pearloid block inlay and FGN’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 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 a History abalone inlay, and the gold Gotoh Rotomatic-style tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well with gleaming gold plating.

On the body, 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 feature 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 gold hardware is gleaming, and plastic parts include the original quartet of black speed knobs and black three-ply pickguard. The clear protective factory plastic is still present on the rear control cavity covers and truss rod cover, a testament to the sparingly little use this guitar has seen since new. The Ebony finish is genuine nitro lacquer, and cosmetic wear is limited to scuffing in the pick path, with a few faint scratches in the lacquer finish on the back, and a singular tiny ding at the back bass side lower bout. The neck profile sports a flawless lacquer finish.

The original History gigbag, pick, and paperwork is included.