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2003 HRG1 VV
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The HRG1 (or HRG01) is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2003. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line. The HRG1 was a spot model created exclusively for the Japanese retailer Ikebe Gakki.

The HRG1 features a mahogany body with a AAAA grade quilted maple top bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with flame maple binding and mother of pearl Tree of Life inlay. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, an Edge Pro double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The HRG1FM is a similar model with a flame maple top. The HRG3 is a similar model with abalone purfling around the perimeter of the body and headstock and gold hardware. The RG8670 is a similar regular production model with a flame maple top and violet chrome hardware.

The HRG1 was discontinued after 2004.

Specifications

Specifications for HRG1
Model name: HRG1 / HRG01
Year(s) produced: 2003–2004
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Vintage Violin (VV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ AAAA quilted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Pro tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ flame maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Mother of pearl Tree of Life
Frets:
24
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:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
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