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Surprising guitar with built -in effects of the second "Fresher"

Following the last Herrby, I would like to feature a strange guitar this time.♪

In our shop, there are many used domestic guitars, including GRECO and TOKAI, but in the meantime, guitars with a strong presence are available !!

The name is "Fresher" !!

First, Fresher? ? I tried to summarize it briefly for those who say♪

 

What is a fresher?

Fresher is a brand launched in 1973 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, as a brothers' brand of Galant, and is a brand launched in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and is a brand that has a headquarters base in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Stratocaster (FSC), telecaster (FT), Les Paul (FLP), SG (FSG) )…… I announced a lot of copy models centered on fenders and Gibson.

* Fresh has a predecessor brand called Fresh, and it seems to have been produced for only a few months and turned into a fresher.


In the price range, the main product was in the 30,000 yen range, and even in the advanced model, it was a reasonable price range targeting young people at the time. Before and after the freshness of the Fresh, Greco announced the EG-360 in 1971 and huge hit! In 1973, Fernandez announced the FST-60, and quickly, the domestic guitar brand changed the lineup, focusing on copy models, and the price range shifted from 30,000 yen to 50,000 yen. went. Under these circumstances, Freshers, who have announced a lineup centered on low prices, will attract attention.
The catchphrase I saw in the magazine articles at that time ...

"Delivering a good guitar is our job. ]

Hmm ... I can feel the belief in making musical instruments ( ̄ ~  ̄) "
At that time, it faithfully reproduced the copy of Fender Gibson, such as incorporating the set neck method as soon as possible, using the selected material, finish (finish) and part of the parts that are fully selected. The low price range was realized.
The Matsumoto Musical Instrument Manufacturing Cooperative Association, which had a production base in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, was undertaken for the production of freshers between 1973 and 1976. After that, until the end of the curtain, the production of Choshin Musical Instruments was undertaking production.

* As you look up, there are several types of logo in the fresher, and the leading role this time is the logo of the first half of the third term.

And it is a "guitar with built -in effector" called the protagonist "Fresher Attachment Series" that also triggered this special feature.

In November of 1977, Fresher will announce three new models different from the conventional copy model. There are three types of lineups, "Les Paul FLP-100", "Firebird FFD-100", and "Stratocaster FSC-100"♪

Freshers are linked to the price and notation, and in a fresher fresser, which was mainly in the low -priced range, it would have been a major attempt at the time of the selling price at the time.

In May of the same year, Greco/Roland announced the guitar synthesizer "GR-500" "GR-505", and overseas, it announced Gibson RD and musicman stingray, etc. The included aircraft makes you feel the background of the times♪

Then it has multiple effect functions

Let's actually see the whole picture !!

 

[SPEC]

Body:

1-Piece Maple Top/1-Piece Mahogany

Neck:

1-Piece mahogany

Fingerboard:

Rosewood

P.U:

Gotoh Paf

Weight:

3.85kg

Serial:

01600

w/Hardcase

(Non)

 

 

 

* In the middle of 1978, FLP-1005 and part number revision have been made, but the specifications and specifications have not changed.


Wood material is a maple 1 -piece top/mahogany 1 piece back on Mahogany 1 piece neck (set neck).
It is a very luxurious specification at that time.♪The neck you care about is ...
Nut width about 44mm, thickness (around 1 fret) about 23mm
12 frets width about 52mm and thickness of about 26mm.
I felt close to the C shape that was not too thin.♪

 

Guitar explanation

After all, the feature of this Les Paul type is that it has an effect function.♪!!

It is directly attached to the body top without breaking looks♪
From the upper right, from the mini switch between the volumes/tones ...


Effect ON/OFF switch

 

Distortion sustainer

Distortion Sustainer resembles Big Muff's grains.♪

 

 

Fasterer

The phaser is close to the MXR phase 90 ... it shakes quite a bit by turning the knob full.♪

 

 

 

Autowau

Autowou is ... a pretty strong wow of Egumi. After playing, it sounds like "Hune" in the invader game (laughs)

 

 

 

 

Finally, I tried all the effects from the sound similar to Roland's AP7 (jet feather) !!

It's pretty ... it's amazing (laughs) ... Can you use it ??

 

 

Back

What is the back side? ?

The cover of the cavity is quite large♪

 

This hole on the back is a hole for adjusting the output level of the distortion, and is adjusted with a thin flather at the tip.♪

 

I actually opened the inside♪

The board is attached to the back panel, not the body body.

 

Each substrate is separated and installed.
It feels like a whole effector is packed (laughs)
Also, the inside of the cavity is digging quite deeply ...

 

In addition, the LED under the effect ON/OFF switch is equipped with an LED that also serves as a battery checker.

This will turn on when you insert the jack♪

 

By the way, the battery uses 006P 9V♪
The photo uses 9V (006P), but it comes with a special cartridge using a AA battery.
Unfortunately, the cartridge was out of stock ...

 

Actually, it seems that there was an export catalog centered on this built -in guitar with this effector.♪

Freshers appeared as an option, such as a type of type that contains LEDs in the rhythm box and neck side position in addition to the built-in guitar featured this time, as well as a series such as the first original model "X-309". Due to the lacquer -painted specifications, the sculpture finish and the heavy metal boom, we had a lineup of products such as deformed guitar shapes such as flying V, as well as guitars with built -in amplifiers.♪
In addition, there were many other items besides guitars, such as handbooks that explain maintenance and playing methods, free paper called "Music Doctor", effector case gift planning, and staff jumper.

 

Hmm ... Frescar ... It's even deeper (laughs)

 

This guitar is more than using it ... it's an item for collectors.♪
However, if you use this guitar on the stage, there is no doubt that it will be a focus!?

 

In featuring freshers

I checked it again from scratch ... I gathered information while surfing the catalogs, magazines, and the Internet at the time because there was almost no material. If you like a strange guitar from Japan vintage lovers, or if you are not interested in the guitar, I hope you enjoy it.♪

In addition, not only this fresher, but many domestic guitars are being used one after another.♪
Japan Vintage InventoryHereAccess from

By the way, it's my hobby story ...

While I was planning this project, I was worried about the effector's shape, so I made it.♪
The contents were packed in the wagen bus that I bought at GUYATONE's TZ-2 "The FUZZ" at a general store and finished it.♪

Then, until the next special issue ( ̄ ▽  ̄) No