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The JCS12FM is an S series solid body electric guitar model offered by Ibanez in 2012. It was made in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The JCS12FM features a flamed maple top on an African mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany and bubinga Wizard neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and offset abalone dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a removable zero-point system tuning stabilizer, a locking nut, Gotoh locking strap pins and Gotoh tuning machines.

The headstock has a 2mm thick flamed maple top which is finished to match the body and bound. The serial number is hand-written on the back of the headstock using pure sterling silver ink. The 22 frets are a callback to the original S series models; contemporary S models all have 24 frets.

The JCS12QM is a similar model with a quilted maple top. Both models were created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the S series as an homage to the JCS1.

The JCS12FM was offered only in 2012.


Specifications for JCS12FM
Model name: JCS12FM
Year(s) produced: 2012
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Turquoise Sunburst (TTS)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ flamed maple top and ivory & black 5-piece multi-binding
Neck joint:
Edge Zero tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
5-piece mahogany/ bubinga
Fingerboard material:
Selected ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone offset dot
22 / SBB216-195
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario XL120)


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