1998 JC-QM1 DPP
JC-QM1 Deep Purple (more images) Red copyright sprite

The JC-QM1 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-QM1 features a mahogany body with a 4mm thick AAAA quilt maple top with thick abalone purfling and pearloid binding bolted to a maple neck with a reverse headstock and an ebony fingerboard with pearloid binding and offset abalone dot position markers. Components include cream 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-QM3 has a similar body with a thinner purfling, a traditional headstock, no middle pickup and pearl gold hardware.

The JC-QM1 was produced only in 1998 in very small quantities.


Specifications for JC-QM1
Model name: JC-QM1
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Deep Purple (DPP)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany (3-piece) w/ 4mm AAAA quilt maple top, abalone purfling & pearloid 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:
Ebony w/ pearloid binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio SFP cream (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet cream (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton cream (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever / coil-split on tone


1998 JC-QM1 DPP alternate
JC-QM1 DPP (closeup) Red copyright sprite


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