(SOLD) Cool Z ZLJ-1 TV Cherry 2007
Cool Z ZLJ-1, cherry red, made in Japan 2007. This rules! Cool Z was a house brand for major Japanese instrument chain Shimamura, who have a number of stores in Japan. They're made at the legendary Fujigen Gakki plant, the very same factory that made all those famous Fender Japan guitars from 1982-96, the famed Epiphone Japan models from the mid 2000s as well as producing Ibanez Prestige and other tasty biscuits to this day. So, as you might've guessed, this is put together with a whole lot of love and precision. The neck is quick and easy, it's a slim-60s style profile that's neither too fat or too thin and it feels very reassuring and comfy in the hands. The quality of finish and fretwork is obvious in the hands, it really feels like a well made guitar. The pickups are on the clear, open and zingy side for a P90; they have a lot to offer. They clean up beautifully, with a crisp clarity and woody attack. Paired with a dirty amp, there's a warm growl balanced by an effervescent top end and superb string separation. The rich gloss cherry finish is all class too, it looks and feels a treat. Coolz indeed.
Model: Cool Z ZLJ-1
Made: Japan, 2007, Fujigen plant (serial F070425)
Finish: TV yellow, thin gloss poly
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 12" radius, slim 60s profile
Pickups: History SP-90 single coil x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has minor scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a few light dimples around the body, notably near the cavity, and some scuffs in the middle of the body; no major marks. The sides have a few dimples in the elbow area and near the jack, no major marks. The front has a couple of dimples around the knobs, some scuffs around the bridge and pickups and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. No headstock breaks. Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.