Founded in Matsumoto, Japan in 1960 the FujiGen. The company started making Classical Guitars & Violins but soon moved into to making OEM Guitars for brands such as Yamaha, Ibanez and Greco. They later (81/82) began manufacturing for Fender Japan under contract. The continued making Fender under contact until 1997. Other brands which have used FujiGen include Gibson (Orville), Epiphone and Gretch. They also started making there own brand with all the knowledge they had obtained while making for other brands, FGN was born!
To this day the continue to make OEM models for both Ibanez and Epiphone but in much small quantities. Although production numbers are less for these brands they still maintain 3 Factories in Japan (Omachi, Shiojiri & Matsumoto).