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The JCRG1901 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2019. It was crafted in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line. The JCRG1901 is a spot model which is sold exclusively by select Japanese music retailers.

The JCRG1901 features a 4mm thick exotic maple top on a slightly smaller (98% normal size) RG body of Honduran mahogany bolted to a roasted maple and African mahogany neck which is also slightly shorter than the typical RG neck with a 24¾" scale. The neck has an ebony fingerboard with 24 stainless steel frets with hemispherical fret end treatment and white pearl dot position markers. The headstock has the same exotic maple veneer the top. Components include a pair of Bare Knuckle True Grit humbucking pickups, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Gotoh tuning machines and Gotoh Free-Lock II strap pins.

Other similarly downsized RG models include the JCRG11M, JCRG11R, JCRG1403, JCRG16C01, JCRG1701 and AKJCRG70th.

The JCRG1902 is another special J. Custom for 2019 which is similarly downsized, however it has a tune-o-matic style fixed bridge and a Hawaiian koa top impregnated with blue resin. The JCRG1903 is a related, full-sized, limited, J Custom RG model offered in 2019.

The JCRG1901 was offered only in 2019.


Specifications for JCRG1901
Year(s) produced: 2019
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blue Opal (BLO) / Green Malachite (GRE) / Lapis Lazuri (LLZ) / Specialized Black (SBK) / Vintage Violin (VV)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Honduran mahogany body w/ 4mm exotic maple top
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Knob style:
Recessed knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black & Cosmo black
Neck type:
JCRG19 Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece roasted maple/ African mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
24 / JESCAR #55090 medium/jumbo stainless steel (J. Custom edge treatment)
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Bare Knuckle True Grit (H)
Neck pickup:
Bare Knuckle True Grit (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
Additional finishes/ details
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Blue Opal
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Green Malachite
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Lapiz Lazuli
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Specialized Black
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Roasted maple and African mahogany neck
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Control layout
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Pickup switching