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1998 JC-QM3 TRD
JC-QM3 Transparent Red Red copyright sprite

The JC-QM3 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. It is also referred to as the JCRG-QM3.

The JC-QM3 features a mahogany body with a 4mm thick AAAA quilt maple top with abalone purfling and pearloid binding bolted to a maple neck with 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-QM1 has a similar body with a thicker purfling, a reverse headstock, a middle pickup and cosmo black hardware.

The JC-QM3 was produced only in 1998 in very small quantities.

Specifications

Specifications for JC-QM3
Model name: JC-QM3
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Red (TRD)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany (3-piece) w/ 4mm AAAA quilt maple top, abalone purfling & pearloid binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Pearl gold
Neck
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
Frets:
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio SFP cream (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton cream (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

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