Are the Fugi-Genn hay-days gone?

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  1. Lestercollector

    Lestercollector Supporting Member

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    Back in the day when the Fuji-Genn factory in Japan was firing on all cylinders they produced some fine guitars. Does anyone know how they're doing today? Is it the same 70-80s quality? or no?
     
  2. Sparky6string

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    I think they've honed their skills. My Epi Elitist is IMO superior to my Gibby and Burny.

    Get a load of this sexy vixen.
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  3. Gary Ladd

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    If they got wise, they'd start making LPs with stainless steel frets...

    Personally I won't even buy a guitar anymore without em ;)
     
  4. Karmateria

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    I'm hoping for a comeback for brass nuts too...

    Now, where's my guitarorgan?

    Just joking Gary. But what's that got to do with Fujigen-Gakki?
     
  5. GuitslingerTim

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    Fuji-gen still builds highend guitars of their own, and will continue to build a Prestige series for Ibanez called J-Craft. I also have an Epiphone Elitist LP, and it was built with the same quality exhibited by the early Ibanez guitars.
     
  6. Vendelcrow

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    They are still alive and kicking. I know they make a standard and a history version of the LP, and probably some other models.

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  7. telest

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    Well thanks for feeding my LP jones dammit! :jo Great looking guitar! :AOK

    Steve
     
  8. TaZMaNiO

    TaZMaNiO Senior Member

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    Especially that Japanese fretwire!

    I burned through the wire on my LS200 in like 3 months :eek:
     
  9. Sparky6string

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    Muhahahahaha....:Devil

    Thanks btw. :AOK
     

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