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2001 JCRG-21B NT
JCRG-21B Natural Red copyright sprite

The JCRG-21B is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2001. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line.

The most unusual and striking feature is its chambered body with four thin, parallel holes in the top between the two pickups.

The JCRG-21B features neck-through construction with bubinga body wings with a spruce top with white binding attached to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with white binding and a special diamond with wings (or two birds kissing?) inlay at the twelfth fret. Components include a pair of DiMarzio PAF Pro humbucking pickups, a Roland GK synth Divided Pickup, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. It has both standard ¼" and Roland 13-pin outputs.

The JCRG-21A is a model with similar specs but with mahogany body wings and quilted maple top.

The JCRG-21B was discontinued after just one year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for JCRG-21B
Year(s) produced: 2001
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Bubinga wings w/ spruce top w/ white binding
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo white
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ white binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Special inlay at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH + Roland GK synth
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
Master volume (magnetic & synth) / master tone (magnetic) / 5-way lever pickup selector (magnetic) / 3-way toggle output selector (magnetic/ mix/ synth) / Synth program bank up/down switch

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