(SOLD) Fresher FG301 SG-Style Mocha Brown 1979
Fresher FG301 SG style, made in Japan circa 1979, mocha brown. Fresher guitars were made by Chushin Gakki, the builders who later made Charvel and Jackson's MIJ models. There's not a whole lot of info around on the brand, but they're generally pretty well regarded. This one is their take on the classic SG, and it's a lot of fun. It's got a punchy, rounded tone that almost sounds more like single coils than humbuckers, with a nice bit of detail and dynamic response on offer. The neck is a bolt-on job and carved to a moderately beefy profile, so it's great for chunky rhythm playing. The brown finish is delightfully 70s, it's got a certain swampy steeze about it. Plus, the 'F' in the logo looks like the Fender motif, which is a laugh for a guitar in this genre. Makes your breath Fresher.
Model: Fresher FG301
Made: Japan, Chushin Gakki plant, 1978-80 approx (no serial)
Finish: mocha brown
Body: agathis/asian mahogany. laminate construction
Neck: agathis, 1-piece, rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 15" radius
Pickups: original covered humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some scuffs on the end and edges, as well as on the back near the neck joint and on the front around the posts. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has some scuffs and light surface scratches around the whole body, but no major marks. The sides have dimples and scuffs around the whole body, no major marks. The front has scuffs around the knobs and tailpiece, surface scratches and dimples around the elbow area and some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have some minor wear but are pretty even with no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners.