Fujigen has discontinued SG body type models

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Not sure if this was already common knowledge, but I contacted Fujigen to see if they were still manufacturing any of the SG-body type models and they replied that they have discontinued all SG models with no plans for restarting production.

お問い合わせくださいましたSGボディタイプのモデルにつきましては、NCDCを含め、全て製造を中止しております。また、現時点では、製造を再開する予定はございません。恐れ入りますが、ご了承くださいますようお願い申し上げます。

We have discontinued all SG body type models, including NCDC. In addition, there are no plans to resume production at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.
 

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I assume it was due to low sales? It's amazing how overlooked the SG is for such a gorgeous and comfortable design.
Interesting that you mention this. I myself have recently begun to wonder the same thing. I didn't really notice till after I got mine last year that I'm the only local dude with one. I live in a decently large city with a University and a vibrant local music scene, but SG's on stage are rarer than hens teeth. May start a thread on this, curious what others think and see.
 

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Cease and Desist?

Possible. Though it looks like the most recent SG copy they made was modified to not be a direct copy, with the bass horn longer and the treble horn shorter:

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And they still make the LP style models, which have identical proportions, and just sharpen the horn:

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I wouldn't be surprised if the redesign of the SG turned away most who would have been interested. The changes they made to the LP work better aesthetically.
 

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Possible. Though it looks like the most recent SG copy they made was modified to not be a direct copy, with the bass horn longer and the treble horn shorter:

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And they still make the LP style models, which have identical proportions, and just sharpen the horn:

fgn-fgn-guitars-neo-classic-ls20-lemon-drop-incl.-gigbag.jpg


I wouldn't be surprised if the redesign of the SG turned away most who would have been interested. The changes they made to the LP work better aesthetically.

ESP does the long horn better with the additional body offset, imo.
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ESP does the long horn better with the additional body offset, imo.
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I've never seen a modified SG shape I really liked. It's a fairly complex design and every curve was carefully considered. Changing even one thing completely throws it off, IMO.

Edit: It looks like the redesigned DC-10 came out in 2016:


And lasted until at least 2018.

Before that, they sold a direct copy called the JSG:


Although I don't know if it was ever sold in the US.
 
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Interesting that you mention this. I myself have recently begun to wonder the same thing. I didn't really notice till after I got mine last year that I'm the only local dude with one. I live in a decently large city with a University and a vibrant local music scene, but SG's on stage are rarer than hens teeth. May start a thread on this, curious what others think and see.
To our Mississippi Brother, I will leave you with this.

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To our Mississippi Brother, I will leave you with this.

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Nice! I was relating to my experiences with other local bands, as well as while on the road with my main band. I just haven't seen many guitarists with an SG locally, or regionally. Last show we played in New Orleans the guitarist for one of the other bands DID have an SG and I noted it. He's a good friend of mine and I've never seen him play it before. It was a very pretty sunburst Standard of some kind. I meant to ask him about it, but he was gone before I got my gear packed away. Maybe rare was too strong a word, perhaps unlikely would be better? On the road I see lots of Fender, PRS, and pointy Sci-Fi guitars, very few club level scratchers with an SG. Just kinda talking out loud, brainstorming why that is. Perhaps my experience is just a limited one and others see something different. (as an aside, there's probably more Peavey gear in MS than most anywhere else because Peavey was a "local" company. At one time you could literally drive to Meridian headquarters and say, "Hey my guitar/amp broke." And they would take it in the back and fix it while you waited! )
 

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Those FGN guitars are more LTD/ESP Viper than a Gibson SG


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I doubt it. To much overlap in price with the USA models and Gibson has always used Epiphone for imports. They won't put the G name on an import. The FGN DC-10 was around $1300 when new. That's the same as a USA Special and very close to a USA Standard.
 

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Nice! I was relating to my experiences with other local bands, as well as while on the road with my main band. I just haven't seen many guitarists with an SG locally, or regionally. Last show we played in New Orleans the guitarist for one of the other bands DID have an SG and I noted it. He's a good friend of mine and I've never seen him play it before. It was a very pretty sunburst Standard of some kind. I meant to ask him about it, but he was gone before I got my gear packed away. Maybe rare was too strong a word, perhaps unlikely would be better? On the road I see lots of Fender, PRS, and pointy Sci-Fi guitars, very few club level scratchers with an SG. Just kinda talking out loud, brainstorming why that is. Perhaps my experience is just a limited one and others see something different. (as an aside, there's probably more Peavey gear in MS than most anywhere else because Peavey was a "local" company. At one time you could literally drive to Meridian headquarters and say, "Hey my guitar/amp broke." And they would take it in the back and fix it while you waited! )

i HEAR YA Bro.

A Fla buddy of mine LOVES him some Peavey. Me too, only I am like most musicians, OUT of MONEY.

One day, I want to pick up a few Peavey Basses however.
 

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This thread got me wanting to work on adding some MIJ copies to the SG Wiki. I've done the Orville lineup so far:

 


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