1996 HRG1802S RV
HRG1802S Royal Violet (more images) Red copyright sprite

The HRG1802S 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 HRG1802S was a spot model created exclusively for the Japanese retailer Ikebe Gakki.

The HRG1802S appears to have been inspired by the JPM100 John Petrucci signature model; it shares the control layout of the JPM and has a similar neck profile. It features a solid two-piece bookmatched flamed maple body bolted to a maple neck with a J Custom volute and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset abalone dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with colored covers, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The HRG1802S 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 RG1808, RG2808 and HRG2001. The HRG1802 is a similar model with different pickups with standard black bobbins and with a bound fretboard.

The HRG1802S was discontinued after just one year in production. It's unknown exactly how many were produced, but it's unlikely to be more than twelve.


Specifications for HRG1802S
Model name: HRG1802S
Year(s) produced: 1996
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Royal Violet (RV)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Flame maple
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
24 / 6100
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Steve's Special (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle


  • HRG1802S, (forum), Noob_pwn (user), August 25, 2009, archived from the original October 2017
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