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RG1808 AM
RG1808 Amber (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG1808 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as one of the initial models in the upscale J Custom line.

The RG1808 features a soft flamed maple body bolted to a maple Wizard Special neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and offset abalone dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and a Lo-Pro Edge tremolo bridge and a locking nut.

The RG1808 is one of only a small handful of production models produced by Ibanez with a solid flame maple body (as opposed to just a flame maple cap or top on some other wood species). Others include the RG2808, HRG1802/ HRG1802S and HRG2001.

The RG1808 was replaced for 1997 by the RG1802 which removes the middle pickup and has a mahogany body with a flame maple top.

The RG1808 was produced only in 1996.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1808
Model name: RG1808
Year(s) produced: 1996
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): AM (Amber) / RWN (Royal Wine)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Soft flame maple
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Frets:
24 / 6100
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

RG1808 RWN
RG1808 Royal Wine Red copyright sprite

Sources

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