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2004 HRG3 NT
HRG3 Natural (more images) Red copyright sprite

The HRG3 (or HRG03) is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2004. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line. The HRG3 was a spot model created exclusively for the Japanese retailer Ikebe Gakki.

The HRG3 features a Honduran mahogany body with a quilted maple top with abalone purfling and pearloid binding which continues on the headstock bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid binding and mother of pearl Tree of Life inlay. Components include cream colored 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 HRG1 is a similar model with cosmo black hardware and without the abalone purfling.

The HRG3 was produced only in 2004. It is likely that only 12 or fewer were produced.

Specifications

Specifications for HRG3
Model name: HRG3 / HRG03
Year(s) produced: 2004
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Onyx (BX) ? / Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Honduran mahogany w/ quilted maple top & abalone purfling
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Pro tremolo
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ pearloid 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 cream (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet cream (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton cream (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever / push-pull coil-split on volume / push-pull bass cut on tone

Images

2004 HRG3 BX
HRG Black Onyx (?) Red copyright sprite

Sources

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