Currently Japanese brand electric guitar is roughly divided into three types, modern type, standard type and vintage type.
Modern type Ibanez specialized in hard sound such as Metal, FUJIGEN well established in accuracy of pitch. The specification is opposite of vintage type, sound and playability specialized in a particular genre are attractive. Both manufacture develops their original bridge and its shape. As of FUJIGEN establishing their original theory of frets which constantly creating sounds and performances as of the leader. And also ESP can be said as a modern type.
Standard type recently, Stratocaster is a flat fingerboard with 22 frets, and the Les Paul has a tap switch for high performance and functionality are the mainstream. Lots of the manufacturers have kept the appearance and pursuing the ease of use for the players.
Vintage is based on the concept of reproducing the masterpieces of the 50s and 60s, Van Zandt in the Fender and Tokai in Gibson are popular. Van Zandt produces a very sweet vintage tone, Tokai insists to vintage style from the manufacturing method.
Momose for professional use, Navigator that pursue vintage sound and Freedom attractive deriving specific age sound.
Besides of these three, Sugi and STR are the manufacturers pursued the originality and a good balanced sound with high-grade materials and original sharpened theory.
Music genres classified finely in recent. And Japanese made guitar has also diversified to it. It can be said players can choose more suitable and preference guitar. Day by day a lots of guitar are being developed.