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The RG1608 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The RG1608 features a mahogany body with a flamed maple top bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a locking nut, a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG1608 was replaced by the RG1680 for 1999.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1608
Name: RG1608
Years: 1997–1998
Areas: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finishes: AM (Amber) / SLG (Silky Garnet) 1998 / SLB (Silky Blue)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top & natural binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Frets:
24 / custom jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
PU Config:
HSH
Bridge PU:
DiMarzio Super 3 (H)
Mid PU:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck PU:
DiMarzio FRED (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
RG1608 SLB
Silky Blue
1998 RG1608 SLG
Silky Garnet

Sources

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