EZa

EZa

EZa

Our new basic guitar model: a definition of "vintage" for the next 100 years

While respecting tradition, FCGR is constantly evolving with the future in mind. The year 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of our company, and to celebrate this landmark we issued a new standard model of bass, which embodies the essence of what defines our pursuits. Though this is our standard model, it is built to the same exacting specifications as all our other instruments, including our own pick-ups, stainless-steel frets, and extremely thin finishes. Many years from now, we hope you will look at this day with us, and agree: these guitars have what it takes to be thoroughly vintage.  

The EZa guitar has a 25-inch scale neck, with a four-point bolt-on joint with an FCGR neck-plate. While working on and refining our Hydra guitars, we have drawn inspiration for the body shape of the EZa to develop a comfortable body shape with good upper fret access.

By using traditional woods such as alder or ash for the body, together with an ultra-thin semi-glossy finish on both the body and neck, we allow for the instrument to vibrate most feely, and express its natural tone fully. Depending on your playing style and preference, you can choose between an SSS - for nuance-focused playing - or SSH with our New Hybrid Humbucker - for a more flexible and powerful humbucking tone. You can also decide between a rosewood and maple fingerboard, according to your preference. 

 

Specifications

EZa Base price: ¥269,000 (before tax)

Order
Neck / Shape

Maple / U-Shape

Scale

25inc.

Joint

Bolt on 4-Point Joint / Plate

Nut / Nut Width

Silicone Oiled Bone / 42mm

Fret

F.C.G.R. SP-SF-04 WARM / 22F

Fingerboard Radius

254R

Machinehead

GOTOH SD91-05M

Top Position Mark (Rosewood)

Dot (Pearloid)

Top Position Mark (Maple)

Dot (Black)

Side Position Mark (Rosewood)

Luminlay 3mm ・ Green

Side Position Mark (Maple)

Luminlay 3mm ・ Green w/Black Pipe

Pickups / SSS (F.C.G.R. Original)

(3) ST-Vintage

Pickups / SSH (F.C.G.R. Original)

(2) ST-Vintage Fat (1) Hybrid HB Type 2

Control / SSS

1Vol. / 2Tone / 5way Switch

Control / SSH

1Vol. / 1Tone / 1Tap Ctr. / 5way Switch

Bridge

Synchronized Tremolo (10.8mm Pitch)

Neck Finish / Color

Poly ・ Half Gloss / Natural

Body Finish

Poly ・ Half Gloss

Downloads

Originally Designed Colors

Quality

Commitment to carefully selected wood and durability

To build a guitar that sounds great even after 100 years, at F.C.G.R. we select our woods very carefully. The selected wood is stabilized in our special humidity-controlled warehouse for up to one year to eliminate the possibility of warpage later.

Original stainless steel frets

Our stainless-steel fret wire has been specially developed by F.C.G.R. to be completely rust-proof and reduce the necessity for maintenance for the lifetime of the instrument. Additionally, our stainless steel produces a warmer sound, eliminating the excessive brightness often associated with typical stainless steel frets.

Stability and solid performance

Often guitars and basses are strung up for the first time after the fretwork and set-up have been completed. At F.C.G.R. after the necks are painted, we assemble the full instrument and tension up their strings for a few weeks - this allows the neck to settle into its final stable shape. Using a specially designed rig, we then adjust the frets with the neck in its final playing position, with the same curvature as when strings are present. Through this process we can achieve the highest standard for our fretwork, which cannot be achieved in mass-produced instruments.

Ultra-thin semi-gloss finish

Both the body and the neck are painted with an ultra-thin semi-glossy finish, which allows the tone of the wood come through clearly. It is also beautiful to look at, and pleasant to the touch. To achieve such a finish requires both a high degree of skill in painting as well as buffing and polishing. The available color options on these guitars are: Shadow Black / Wine / Timor Blue / Off White.

Glow in the dark side-position markers

We use Luminlay SG-30 (3mm) side-position markers which gather light and glow in the dark. It is a small touch, but invaluable on a dark stage - where it will allow you to play with greater confidence and less worry about losing your way around the fingerboard.

Two pickup configurations

You can choose between an SSS single-coil only configuration, using our ST-Vintage single-coils, or an SSH variant, which pairs two ST-Vintage single-coils with our New Hybrid Humbucker at the bridge. The SSS model produces an expressive vintage sound rich with harmonics, while the SSH model generates a stronger sound with more drive. To maximize the flexibility of our New Hybrid Humbucker, the SSH model comes with an adjustable tap-control as standard.

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