2002 S9870 CRS
S9870 Cherry Red Sunburst Red copyright sprite

The S9870 is an S series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the J Custom line. This model was introduced as a limited production model called the JCS-1; it was brought back the following year as the S9870.

The S9870 features a Honduran mahogany body with a quilted maple top with a set-in maple and bubinga neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with flame maple binding and offset mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The S9870 was discontinued in 2002 after three years of production. It is believed that just twelve examples were produced each year, for a total production of 36.[1] Another S series model wouldn't appear in the J Custom line until the introduction of the S8570 in 2010.


Specifications for S9870
Model name: S9870 / JCS-1
Year(s) produced: 2000–2002
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): CRS (Cherry Red Sunburst)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Honduran mahogany w/ quilted maple top
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Pearl gold
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ flame maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


  1. JCS-1 (S9870) listing, Import Strings (reseller website), archived from the original November 2011