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The MRG1 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2003. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line. The MRG1 is also referred to as the MRG1QMC and it was a spot model sold exclusively by Japanese retailer Kurosawa Gakki.

The MRG1 features a mahogany body with a quilted maple top bolted to a maple and bubinga Wizard neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with flamed maple binding and offset abalone dot position markers. Components include a pair of DiMarzio humbucking pickups, an Edge Pro double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The MRG1 was based on the more widely available RG8570 but without the mid pickup and with a ebony fingerboard. The MRG2 is a similar model with gold hardware.

The MRG1 was produced only in 2003.

Specifications

Specifications for MRG1
Model name: MRG1 / MRG1QMC
Year(s) produced: 2003
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Deep Black (DBK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany body w/ quilted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Pro tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
658mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever