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2016 JCRG16C01 NT
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The JCRG16C01 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2016. It is crafted in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line. The JCRG16C01 is a spot model which is sold exclusively by Japanese music retailer Ikebe Gakki.

The JCRG16C01 features a slightly smaller (98% normal size) RG body with a strip of maple down the center with Honduran mahogany wings and a spalted maple top. The maple and wenge neck is also slightly shorter than the typical RG neck with a 24¾" scale. The neck has a 24-fret ebony fretboard with binding and offset dot position markers and a headstock which matches the top. The fretboard is much more rounded than the typical RG with a 250mm (~10") radius. The frets are medium/jumbo size. The neck is attached with a slightly thicker than typical All Access neck joint.

Components include dual custom humbucking pickups, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, recessed Easy Access control knobs and locking nut.

Other downsized RG models include the JCRG11M, JCRG11R and JCRG1403.

It's believed that as few as three examples of this model were produced.[1]

Specifications

Specifications for JCRG16C01
Model name: JCRG16C01
Year(s) produced: 2016–2017
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Honduran mahongany/maple body w/ 4mm spalted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
JCRG16 EX-U
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
Frets:
24 / JESCAR #55090 (medium/jumbo) w/ J Custom treatment
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
JCRG16-B (H)
Neck pickup:
JCRG16-N (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Sources

  1. JCRG16C01 announcement, Ikebe-Gakki on Instagram, archived November 2016

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