Ibanez Japan has unveiled a new series of J-Custom RG guitars, inspired by the elements of nature. These high-end models sport exotic tonewoods, DiMarzio pickups and eye-catching finishes – in two RG variants.
First, the JCRG2001, features an alder body with an exotic maple top, and paired to that, an Asymmetric Super Wizard five-piece maple/purpleheart neck with a bound birdseye maple fretboard with jumbo frets and mother-of-pearl dot inlays.
This model is loaded with three DiMarzio pickups: an Air Norton humbucker in the neck, a True Velvet single-coil in the middle, and a Tone Zone in the bridge. These are controlled through two easy access volume and tone knobs – recessed into the body of a lower profile – and a five-way switching system.
Other hardware inclusions are a Lo-Pro Edge tremolo bridge, Gotoh tuners, locking nuts, strap lock pins and chrome hardware.
The JCRG2001 comes finished in either Salamandra or Undine (pictured above). The former is named for a fire spirit, and the latter is named for a water spirit.
The JCRG2002 is similar in style to the 2001, but features an African mahogany body with an exotic maple top, a three-piece neck of wenge/purpleheart and gold hardware instead. This model comes in Sylph and Gnome finishes, influenced by wind- and earth-controlling spirits of the same names.
Take a look at all four finishes in this Facebook post from Ibanez Japan.
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No price tag has been attached to these RG models as of press time, but it’s worth noting that the Japanese built J-custom series tend to represent Ibanez’s high-end.
Learn more this range of J-customs at ibanez.com/jp
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