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2018 JCRG1801
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The JCRG1801 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late October 2018. It is made in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line. This model is also being sold in Europe as the R9441F22G5.

The R9441F22G5 features a buckeye burl top in which the voids have been filled with blue resin on a swamp ash body bolted to a wenge and purpleheart Wizard neck with a Velvetouch finish and a selected white ebony fingerboard with pearl and abalone Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, dual DiMarzio Fusion Edge humbucking pickups, a mini-toggle coil split switch, recessed Easy Access control knob (volume only), Gotoh locking strap buttons and Gotoh tuning machines.

A certificate of authenticity is included with each guitar. It's believed that only three examples were produced for Japan. It's unclear how many are being produced for other markets, but the number is presumably quite small.

The JCRG1801 was offered only in 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for JCRG1801 / R9441F22G5
Year(s) produced: 2018
Sold in: Europe / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural Low Gloss (NLG)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Swamp ash w/ 4mm buckeye burl & blue resin top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece wenge/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected white 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:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042
Additional images
2018 R9441F22G5 30E 33 01
R9441F22G5 Natural Low Gloss
2018 R9441F22G5 30E 33 01 CU Body Top
Body
2018 R9441F22G5 top
Top closeup
2018 R9441F22G5 30E 33 01 CU Body Back
Back
2018 R9441F22G5 neck
Headstock rear
2018 R9441F22G5 fretboard
Fretboard
Controls VT5
Control layout
HH 5-way parallel-neck
Pickup switching

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