1991 UCMD1 GS
UCMD1GS Gray Snake (more images) Red copyright sprite

The UCMD1GS is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1991. It was produced in the United States as part of the Metal Design series of the USA Custom line. The Metal Design models feature bodies which are covered in iridescent fabrics in exotic designs.[1]

The UCMD1GS features a basswood body covered in a Gray Snake patterned fabric bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include a DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucking pickup at the bridge and DiMarzio VS-1 single coil pickups in the middle and neck positions, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

This represents only the "stock" configuration, as customers could customize the guitar to their own desires. The customer could select the pickup configuration and pickups, the fretboard material and inlays, the headstock, the hardware color and more.

The UCMD1GS was discontinued after 1991 along with the rest of the Metal Design series.


Specifications for UCMD1GS
Model name: UCMD1GS
Year(s) produced: 1991
Sold in: USA
Made in: USA
Finish(es): Gray Snake (fabric)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt joint
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Ultra or Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Super Distortion (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio VS-1 (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio VS-1 (S)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


  1. 1991 USA catalog (page 22)