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For a list of models, see Portal:J Custom series.

The J Custom line, also stylized as J.Custom or J-Custom series, is a line of electric guitars produced for Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. The J indicates that these models are produced in Japan and distinguishes this line from the USA Custom series of the early 1990s which this line essentially replace. The J Custom line consists of the very highest quality instruments sold by Ibanez in terms of both components and workmanship.

J Custom guitars are produced in Japan by master luthiers from FujiGen Gakki and Sugi Musical Instruments Ltd.. J Custom models include upscale features such as exotic wood tops and intricate fretboard inlay designs. They are generally produced in very small production numbers and often are the work of a single luthier. The initial J Custom models were introduced in 1996.


List of J Custom models

J Custom models
1996
RG1302Ash body, HH pickup configurations
RG1308Ash body, HSH pickup configuration
RG1320AWatanabe Gakki 20th anniversary model
RG1508Mahogany body with flamed maple top, HSH pickup configuration
HRG1802Ikebe Gakki spot model
HRG1802SIkebe Gakki spot model
KRG1502Musicland Key spot model[1]
KRG1502MMusicland Key spot model; maple fretboard
KRG1602Musicland Key spot model
RG1808
S5400
1997[2]
RG1302Continuation of 1996 model
RG1308Continuation of 1996 model
KRG1602Continuation of 1996 model
RG1608
RG1618
RG1622
RGR1700
RG1702
RG1708
RG1712
RG1802
RG1822
RG1908
RG1918
RG2808
RG-ARCH1
RG-ART1
RG-GEAR1
RG-METAL1
S3040
S5400Continuation of 1996 model
S540JAPANUrushi multicolor finish.
KRG1502Continuation of 1996 model
KRG1502MContinuation of 1996 model
KRG1602Continuation of 1996 model
WRGR13BWatanabe Gakki spot model
IRG1302GIshibashi spot model
RG-USAUSA-1, USA-2 & USA-3
SC-GUT
SR8100Bass
1998 [3][4]
RG1502S
RG1608Continuation of 1997 model
RG1702Continuation of 1997 model
RG1708
RG1802
RG1822
SC3020
SC3120
JC-FM1
JC-FM2
JC-QM1Reverse headstock
JC-QM3
JC-CM1
KRG1802Musicland Key spot model[5]
SR8205FBass
SR8205Bass
1999 [6]
RG1680Including RG1680 AM
RG1822Continuation of 1998 model
RG1880
RG6CSTPiezo bridge
RG7CST7-string
RG-PAINT1
RG-PAINT2
RG-PAINT3
RG-PAINT4
S6CSTPiezo bridge
RG-PB1
RG-PB2WNF/DBF/VV/TLB
RG7-PB1
RG-GOLD1
RG-GOLD2
HRG1900 (HRG1999?)
S-PB1
SC-PB1
S-PB2TR
2000 [7]
RG1680Continuation of 1999 model
IRG1820Ishibashi spot model
IRG1822Ishibashi spot model
RG1880Continuation of 1999 model (including RG1880S, RG1880C, RG1880F)
HRG2000
2001 [8][7]
RG1680Continuation of 1999 model
RG1680XPiezo
RG1880Continuation of 1999 model
RG8520
RG85277-string
RG8570
RG9570
RG9670
S9870
HRG2001
JCRG-3
JCRG-4
JCRG7-1
JCRG-21A
JCS21
RG6CSD1L. A. Custom Shop designed
RG6CSD2L. A. Custom Shop designed
RG7CSD1L. A. Custom Shop designed
RG7CSD2L. A. Custom Shop designed
S6CSD1L. A. Custom Shop designed
AX6CSD1L. A. Custom Shop designed
SJCRG1 Shimamura Gakki spot model
2002 [8]
RG1680XPiezo
RG8520Continuation of 2001 model
RG8527Continuation of 2001 model
RG8570Continuation of 2001 model
RG9570Continuation of 2001 model
RG9670Continuation of 2001 model
S9870Continuation of 2001 model
RG7CSD3
2003
RG8527Continuation of 2002 model
RG8570Continuation of 2002 model
RG8670
MRG1Kurosawa Gakki spot model
MRG2Kurosawa Gakki spot model
MRG3Kurosawa Gakki spot model
2004
RG8520
RG8527Continuation of 2003 model
RG8570Continuation of 2003 model
RG8570M
RG8670Continuation of 2003 model
MRG4Kurosawa Gakki spot model
MRG5Kurosawa Gakki spot model
2005
RG8127F7-string
RG8170F
RG8270FLike RG8170F, but with vine inlay
2006
RG8320EMG pickups
RG83277-string with EMG pickups
RG8427F7-string
RG8470ALike RG8470F, but with AAAAA maple top.
RG8470FLike RG8270F, but with Super Wizard.
RG8620SSpalted maple top
2007
RG8320Continuation of 2006 model
RG8327Continuation of 2006 model
RG8420FEFlamed maple top, EMG pickups
RG8427FContinuation of 2006 model
RG8470FContinuation of 2006 model
IRG8470FIshibashi spot model
MRG6Kurosawa Gakki spot model
MRG7Kurosawa Gakki spot model
2008
RG8420ZDSeymour Duncan pickups
RG8470ZContinuation of RG8470F but with Edge Zero tremolo
IRG8470ZIshibashi spot model
MRG8Kurosawa Gakki spot model
MRG9Kurosawa Gakki spot model
MRG10Kurosawa Gakki spot model
2009
RG8420ZDContinuation of 2008 model, new finish.
RG8420ZELike RG8420FE, but with Edge Zero tremolo.
RG8570ZLike RG8470Z, but with DiMarzio True Velvet mid pickup.
RG9670Z
MRG11Kurosawa Gakki spot model
2010
FR8620The first FR series J Custom model.
RG8420ZDContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8420ZEContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8527Z7-string J Custom reintroduced.
RG8570ZContinuation of 2009 model.
S8570First S series J Custom in almost ten years.
JCRG10-01
JCRG10-02
JCRG10-03
JCRG10-04
JCRG10-05
JCRG10-06
MRG12Kurosawa Gakki spot model
MRG13Kurosawa Gakki spot model
2011
FR8620Continuation of 2010 model.
RG8420ZDContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8420ZEContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8527ZContinuation of 2010 model.
RG8570ZContinuation of 2009 model.
S8570Continuation of 2010 model.
JCRG11M
JCRG11R
JCRG2011Z
2012
RG8420ZDContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8420ZEContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8527ZContinuation of 2010 model.
RG8540ZD
RG8570ZContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8571
JCRG12
JCRG20126
JCRG20127
JCS12FM
JCS12QM
2013
RG7570Z
RG8420ZDContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8527ZContinuation of 2010 model.
RG8540ZD
RG8570ZContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8571
JCRG12
JCRG13BP
JCRG13BEM
JCRG13EM
JCRG13MY
JCRG20136 / JCRG613
JCRG20138 / JCRG813
JCRGD01
2014
JCRG12
JCRG1401
JCRG1402
JCRG1403
JCRG1404
JCRG1405
JCRG14C01
JCRG20136 / JCRG613
JCS14C01
RG7570Z
RG7570ZE
RG8420ZDContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8527ZContinuation of 2010 model.
RG8540ZD
RG8570ZContinuation of 2009 model.
RG8571
RG8770SM
RG8820B/ JCRG20146/ JCRG614
S8820B

Other J-Customs

Japanese retailer spot models

Ikebe Gakki J Custom models (HRG)

The HRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Ikebe Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

HRG models
HRG18021996 Similar to JPM100
HRG1802S1996 Similar to JPM100
HRG1999 (HRG1900?)1999
HRG20002000
HRG20012001
HRG01 (a.k.a. HRG01-FM)2004
HRG02 (?)??
HRG032004
HRG042005?
HRG5 (?)??
HRG62006
HRG20072007
HRG2802??


Ishibashi J Custom models (IRG)

The IRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Ishibashi musical instrument stores in Japan. Also, a couple of non-J custom IRGs exist: the IRG1 and IRG2.

IRG models
IRG1302G1997
IRG18202000
IRG18222000
IRG8470F2007IRG8470F NK
IRG8470Z2008IRG8470Z HG


Musicland Key J Custom models (KRG)

The KRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Musicland Key musical instrument stores in Japan.

KRG models
KRG15021996–1997[1]
KRG1502M1996–1997maple fretboard
KRG16021996–1997
KRG18021998[5]

Kurosawa Gakki J Custom models (MRG)

The MRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Kurosawa Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

MRG models
MRG12003
MRG22003
MRG32003
MRG42004
MRG52004
MRG62007MRG6 RY
MRG72007MRG7 RY
MRG82008
MRG92008
MRG102008
MRG112009
MRG122010
MRG132010


Rock Inn J Custom models (RRG)

The RRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Rock Inn musical instrument stores in Japan.

RRG models
RRG1??
RRG2??
RRG3??
RRG4??
RRG5??
RRG6??
RRG1502??


Shimamura J Custom models (SRG)

The SRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Shimamura Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

SRG models
SJCRG12001"Timeless timber"

Note: several non-J Custom models were also produced for Shimamura Gakki


Watanabe J Custom models (WRG)

The WRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Watanabe Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

Watanabe models
RG1320A199620th anniversary model; reverse headstock
WRGR13B1997reverse headstock


Yamano J Custom models (Y)

The Y models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Yamano musical instrument stores in Japan.

Yamano models
YJCRG12001
YJCRG2???


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 KRG1502, Reverb listing
  2. 1997 J-Custom Guitars, Jemsite
  3. 1998 J-Custom Guitars, Jemsite
  4. 1998 J-Custom guitars list, Jemsite
  5. 5.0 5.1 KRG1802 TT, Import String (sale listing)
  6. 1999 J-Custom guitars, Jemsite
  7. 7.0 7.1 2000 J-Custom guitars, Jemsite
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ibanez J-Custom Guitars, Jemsite
  9. JCRG Swimsuit, Jemsite (forum)

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