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 JCRG2001 is a spot model which is sold exclusively by select Japanese and European 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 were produced originally, but production was later increased when the guitar was introduced for Europe.
The JCRG2002 is a similar model with an African mahogany body, a wenge and purpleheart neck and gold hardware.