Pepper series

TE Pepper Semi Solid (Black Pepper)

A semi-solid body construction for a freer sound

A model with a solid center-block which produces the most compact sound in the Pepper series. The tonal character of mahogany is fully evident in the warm and natural sound of this guitar. A strong overdriven sound and a long sustain are the highlights of this model.


・May 2024
"Stainless Fret", which has been patronized by many users for many years as F.C.G.R.'s original fret, has changed its product name and packaging to "Eternal Fret".
We look forward to your continued patronage.


・February 2020
The logo design of all original guitar and bass products has been changed.


● Online orders can be placed through the following dedicated page

* Product specifications and prices are subject to change without notice.


TE Pepper Semi Solid (Black Pepper) Base Price (before tax): ¥456,000

Body Wood (Top & Back)

Mahogany 2pc

Neck / Shape

Mahogany / Pepper U-Shape




Bolt on 4-Point Joint / Plate

Nut / Nut Width

Silicone Oiled Bone / 42mm

Fingerboard (FB)



Eternal Fret / EI-W-016WARM / 22F

Fingerboard Radius



GOTOH SD91-05M(Metal)-HAP-L

Top Position Mark

Dot - White Shell

Side Position Mark

Luminlay - 3mm (Green)


Hybrid HB TypeⅠ & Pepper SPTE


1Vol. / 1Tone (Push Down:Humbucker / Pull Up:Single Coil) / 3way Switch


GOTOH GTC-202 (Steel Saddle/10.8mm Pitch)

Neck Finish

Poly ・ Full Flat - Thin Skin Finish

Body Finish

Poly ・ Gloss


D'Addario 10-46



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 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.

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.


There is a story behind each of our original colours - and we continue to develop new ones all the time! Since the thickness, and type, of paint and lacquer used influences the resonance of the instrument, we can use our years of experience to produce a finish that brings out the character of your individual instrument. We welcome you to inspect our colour chart, and visit our showroom if possible to see our finishes in person. And if there are colours that you would like on your instrument and cannot see on our page - please let us know, we'll do our best meet your request.

Resilience to humidity and weather variation

All Pepper series guitars have semi hollow bodies, but all of their inner surfaces that are exposed to air are hand coated with lacquer. Similarly, all other holes and countersunk surfaces are also coated with a weather-resistant lacquer. The whole instrument is thus maximally protected to weather variation, and can withstand even a very high humidity environment - like, for example, Japan in the summer.

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