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The JCRG1903 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 JCRG1903 is a spot model which is sold exclusively by select Japanese music retailers.

The JCRG1903 features a 4mm thick Hawaiian koa top with a black resin filled strip on a swamp ash body bolted to a maple and purpleheart neck with Velvetouch finish and a selected ebony fingerboard with 24 nickel silver frets with hemispherical fret end treatment and pearloid and abalone Tree of Life vine position markers. The headstock has the same Hawaiian koa veneer. Components include cream colored DiMarzio pickups with Air Norton and The Tone Zone humbuckers flanking a True Velvet single coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Gotoh tuning machines and Gotoh Free-Lock II strap pins.

The JCRG1901 and JCRG1902 are related limited J Custom models also released in 2019, although those models have a slightly downsized body and shorter scale neck.

The JCRG1903 was offered only in 2019.


Specifications for JCRG1903
Year(s) produced: 2019
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Swamp ash body w/ 4mm Hawaiian koa top filled with black resin
Neck joint:
Edge tremolo
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Knob style:
Recessed knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone & pearloid Tree of Life
24 / JESCAR #57110 super jumbo nickel silver (J. Custom edge treatment)
Top Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) passive cream
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S) passive cream
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H) passive cream
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
Additional details
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Front of body
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Rear of body
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Abalone / pearloid Inlays
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Switching diagram
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Control layout


2019 Ibanez JCRG1903 Natural ( Demo )