2016 JCRGA1601 SSK
JCRGA1601 Sunset Sky Red copyright sprite

The JCRGA1601 is an RGA series solid body electric guitar model offered by Ibanez in 2016. It was made in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The JCRGA1601 features an African mahogany body capped with a 4mm thick arched exotic maple top bolted to a satin finished asymmetric maple and purpleheart neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with exotic maple binding and Tree of Life inlays. Components include dual DiMarzio Fusion humbucking pickups, an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a removable tuning stabilizer system, a locking nut, Gotoh Free Lock II strap pins and Gotoh tuning machines. Controls consist of a master volume, a 3-way pickup selector lever and a mini-toggle switch to coil-tap the pickups.

The headstock has a 1.5mm thick exotic maple top with natural binding which is finished to match the body. The serial number is stamped both on the back of the headstock and on the fretboard past the 24th fret.

The JCRG1601 and JCS1601 are similar RG series and S series models.

The JCRGA1601 was offered only in 2016.


Specifications for JCRGA1601
Model name: JCRGA1601
Year(s) produced: 2016
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): SSK (Sunset Sky)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
30mm African mahogany w/ 4mm exotic maple top
Neck joint:
Edge Zero tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Hardware color:
Gold & black
Neck type:
JCRG Asymmetric Super Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple/purpleheart w/ satin finish
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood w/ exotic maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
24 / jumbo
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H)
Master volume / 3-way lever / coil tap mini-toggle
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042 (D'Addario XL120)