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2019 IJCRG80th5 BlueMalacite
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The IJCRG80th5 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2019. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high-end J Custom line. This is one of five distinct J Custom spot models produced to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Japanese retailer Ishibashi Music.

The IJCRG80th5 features a poplar burl top with faux binding on an ash body bolted to a wenge and walnut Super Wizard neck with a Velvetouch finish and a 24-fret selected striped ebony fingerboard with pearl and abalone Tree of Life vine inlays . Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, DiMarzio pickups with Air Norton and The Tone Zone humbuckers flanking a True Velvet single-coil, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Gotoh locking strap buttons and Gotoh tuning machines.

The IJCRG80th1 is a similar model with a tochu top which is also made by FujiGen. The other three models in the collection were made by Sugi — the IJCRG80th2 has blue resin in the top and different pickups; the IJCRG80th3 has a buckeye burl top, white ebony fretboard and different pickups; and the IJCRG80th4 has a burl maple top neck through body construction.

A certificate of authenticity is included with each guitar. Production was limited to 6 examples.

Specifications

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Year(s) produced: 2019
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blue Malacite
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash w/ 4mm poplar burl top
Neck joint:
All Access Neck Joint
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 recessed
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece wenge/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected stripe ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

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