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The JCRG11R is an RG series solid body electric guitar model offered by Ibanez in 2011. It was made in Japan by Sugi as one of two special models introduced in 2011 in the high-end J Custom line.

The JCRG11R has a body which is 98% of the size of the normal RG and has a shorter scale 628mm neck with a U-shape and a 10" radius fretboard which is much less flat than a typical RG. It features an African mahogany body with an exotic quilted maple top bolted to a maple and wenge neck with a 24-fret selected rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of custom Ibanez humbucking pickups, an original Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut, Free Lock II strap pins and Gotoh tuning machines.

The headstock has a 2mm quilted maple top and is finished to match the body. The serial number is hand-written on the back of the headstock using pure gold ink.

The JCRG11M is a similar model with a maple fretboard. Other similarly downsized RG models include the JCRG1403 and JCRG16C01.

The JCRG11R was offered only in 2011.

Specifications

Specifications for JCRG11R
Model name: JCRG11R
Year(s) produced: 2011
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Bluish-purple Hauyne (BLE) / Golden Tiger-Eye (GTE) / Natural Sunstone (NTE)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
40mm thick African mahogany body w/ 4mm exotic quilted maple top & binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
NTE & GTE finishes: Gold
BLE finish: Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
JCRG11 EX-U
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Mother of pearl dot (4mm)
Frets:
24 / Jim Dunlop #6105
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez JCRG11-B alnico 5 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez JCRG11-N alnico 3 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042 (D'Addario XL120)

Images

Other available finishes
2011 JCRG11R BLE
Bluish-purple Hauyne
2011 JCRG11R GTE
Golden Tiger Eye

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