“A contender for one of the best affordable electrics available right now”: FGN Boundary Iliad BIL2MHS review

With Japanese quality, top tones and a low price tag, could this be your next T-style?

FGN Boundary Iliad BIL2MHS
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

The best praise that could be bestowed upon the Iliad is that it feels like it could warrant a higher price tag. If you’re looking for a top-performing T-style, with street prices of around £500, the Iliad is a must-try.


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    Premium Gotoh hardware.

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    Excellent U-profile neck.

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    Pickups well-voiced.

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    Good playability.


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    Might be hard to find in some territories.

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Japan’s FujiGen factory is well-known in the world of guitar manufacturing. Across its history, the company has built guitars for iconic brands including Fender, Ibanez and Yamaha, and has gained an enviable reputation for impressive quality. 

As well as lending its expertise to others, FujiGen is also the home of FGN – a line of classic-yet-contemporary guitars that promises to put Japanese build quality into a humble, affordable package, thanks to the absence of a “big name” on the headstock.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.