Any history by fujigen catalogs?

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Hello ... i was wondering if i an find any catalog from the history brand by fujigen. What were the years these guitars were being produced....where they all high end?
Any help would be appreciated!
Do you guys think that the models were all the models later produced with the FGN brand name?
 

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Some of those Timeless Timber LP's are sweet!!

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thanks a great deal guys!! Happy new year
 

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too bad one cannot read the specs on these catalogs!
 

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i was interested most in the 2000 -2002 catalogs and every spec is in Japanese (which I do not speak)
 

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Ah... I thought most of the cats had the specs in English... any particular one you are interested in?
 

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not really just makes it hard for me to evaluate some of the guitars I come across...
its stunning that the most expensive LP style in the 2002 catalog is 66.000 yen
 

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First archtop on the way... History HJS-1P (from the 2000 catalog)

Lets hope it will be a nice one :)
 

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congrats! looking forward to seeing it.

i've wanted that crazy tele thing they make for a while now.
 

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the guitar is here! and its absolutely stunning...and plays so nice!
If any one speaking Japanese could tell me ...specs price etc... i would be so thankful!
(2000 history/coolz catalog) HJS- 1P model!

(pics will be up soon ...pickguard is missind and the tailpieace is switched!)
 

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Hi, I'm from Japan.

HJS-IP
Featuring two Alnico humbuckers, covering a wide range from the front mellow sound to the rear sharp sound. This archtop guitar, both powerful in sound and looks, will create legends with various scenes.

TOP: Spruce
Back: Flame Maple
Side: Flame Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood block position mark · 20 frets
Scale: 648 mm
Bridge: Alnico humbucker x 2
Control: 2 Volume · 2 Tone
Color: VS (vintage sunburst)
※ Glover type peg, gold parts
※ Flat Wound string use
※ lacquer finish (vintage style)
With hard case

F.Y.I.
Japanese-made English:"フルアコ(furu-aco)":I tracelated it as "archtop guitar".
furu-aco Meanig:hollow-body without center-block:Full-Acoustic-Guitar
 

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In addition, I write a bit.

Until he launch Sugi Musical Instruments (http://www.sugiguitars.com/en/) in June 2002, Lusier, Mr. Makoto Sugimoto was in Fujigen.

Whether the arch top guitar made in Japan is Terada musical instruments or Fujigen, opinions are divided, I think Fujigen's guitar in the era when Mr. Sugimoto was in, is a good product.

Now, there is a guitar shop called "WALKIN" at Shibuya-Tokyo, the most famous archtop guitar dealing shop in Japan. And, there are WALKIN's original models manufactured by Terada Musical Instruments. Top professionals in Japan (as "Kazumi Watanabe","Yosuke Onuma") use these models, If everyone came to Japan, I think that it would be interesting to go to this shop.

WALKIN':
https://www.facebook.com/shibuyawalkin/
https://www.google.com/maps/place/W...ed4cf042b91f44!8m2!3d35.6585061!4d139.7033752
 

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Thank you very much for your time and your responce
Shunichiro Shimizu
It's a long time since I last checked this thread that's why I did not answer.
historyfront by Alexandros G, on Flickr
*** I hope a photo of the guitar will make this a prettier topic***

The insight about Mr. Makoto Sugimoto working at that time at Fuji-Gen is very interesting!

I was always under the impression that all HISTORY guitars were Fuji-Gen made.

What would any signs be so that we might deduce if it is Fuji-Gen or Terada made?
What about 335 style guitars of 1996-2000? Are they also possibly made by Terada?
 
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The early ones look to me like Terada from the tenon and the thinner neck of one I had. That's not much to go on I know.
Here is another 335 style but who made it? Nothing obvious to me from the pictures.
 

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