1998 JC-CM1 BBS
JC-CM1 Blue Black Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The JC-CM1 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale J Custom line. It was a spot model which never appeared in a catalog.

The JC-CM1 features a mahogany body with a curly maple top with natural binding bolted to a maple neck with an ebony fingerboard with offset abalone dot position markers. Components include ivory colored DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The JC-QM1 is a similar model with a quilt maple top and a reverse headstock.

The JC-CM1 was produced only in 1998. It is believed that just five examples in each finish (15 units total) were produced.


Specifications for JC-CM1
Model name: JC-CM1
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blue Black Sunburst (BBS) / Royal Green Sunburst (RGS) / Red Pearl Sunburst (RPS)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany (3-piece) w/ curly maple top & natural binding
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
RG J Custom Ultra
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio SFP ivory (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet ivory (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton ivory (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
1998 JC-CM1 RGS
Royal Green Sunburst
1998 JC-CM1 RPS
Red Pearl Sunburst


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