2019 JCRG1902-NT
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The JCRG1902 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 JCRG1902 is a spot model which is sold exclusively by select Japanese music retailers.

The JCRG1902 features a 4mm thick Hawaiian koa top filled with blue resin on a slightly smaller (98% normal size) RG body of African mahogany bolted to a roasted maple and African mahogany neck with Velvetouch finish which is also slightly shorter than the typical RG neck with a 24¾" scale. The neck has a selected figured maple fingerboard with 24 nickel silver frets with hemispherical fret end treatment and abalone dot position markers. The headstock has the same Hawaiian koa veneer. Components include a pair of EMG active humbucking pickups with chrome covers, a Gotoh tune-o-matic style bridge with custom chrome and Hawaiian koa tailpiece, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Gotoh tuning machines with matte black buttons and Gotoh Free-Lock II strap pins.

Previous similarly downsized RG models include the JCRG11M, JCRG11R, JCRG16C01 and JCRG1701 — all of these models have tremolos. The JCRG1403 is a downsized model with a similar tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece.

The JCRG1901 is another downsized, limited J Custom released in 2019, but it has a tremolo bridge and doesn't have the resin filled top. The JCRG1903 is a related, full-sized, limited, J Custom RG model offered in 2019.

The JCRG1902 was produced only in 2019.


Specifications for JCRG1902
Year(s) produced: 2019
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany body w/ 4mm Hawaiian koa top filled with blue resin
Neck joint:
Gotoh GE103B-T
Original chrome and Hawaiian koa
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Knob style:
Recessed knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Neck type:
JCRG19 Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece roasted maple/ African mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Selected figured maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
24 / JESCAR #55090 medium/jumbo nickel silver (J. Custom edge treatment)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 w/ matte black buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
EMG 57 (H) active w/ chrome cover
Neck pickup:
EMG 65 (H) active w/ chrome cover
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
Additional details
Controls VT3L
Control layout
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching


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