JCRG2001-SAL Salamandra
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The JCRG2001 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2020. It is crafted in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line. The JCR2001 is a spot model which is sold exclusively by select Japanese music retailers.

The JCRG2001 features a 4mm thick exotic maple top on an alder body bolted to a maple and purpleheart neck with a birdseye maple fingerboard with 24 frets with hemispherical fret end treatment and mother of pearl dot position markers. The headstock has the same exotic maple veneer the top. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Gotoh tuning machines and Gotoh Free-Lock II strap pins.

This model is available in two gradient finishes – an orange-red finish that evokes a burning flame inspired by the fire-breathing spirit "Salamandra" and a blue finish that evokes flowing water, inspired by the spirit that controls water, "Undine". In each case the gradient of the finish is extended onto the fretboard with a dye. Just three examples of each finish are being produced.[1][2]

The JCRG2002 is a similar model with an African mahogany body, a wenge and purpleheart neck and gold hardware.


Specifications for JCRG2001
Year(s) produced: 2020
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Salamandra (SAL) / Undine (UND)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder body w/ 4mm exotic maple top
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (knurled metal dome)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
JCRG Asymmetric Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Birdseye maple w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Mother of pearl dot
24 / jumbo (J. Custom edge treatment)
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel angled side mount
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
Additional finishes/ details
JCRG2001-UND Undine
Controls VT5
Control layout
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching


  1. JCRG2001 Undine, Ikebe Gakki (Japanese retailer), archived May 2020
  2. JCRG2001 Salamandra, Ikebe Gakki (Japanese retailer), archived May 2020
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