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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 JCS12QM features neck-through-body construction with African mahogany wings under a quilted maple top mated to a mahogany and bubinga Wizard neck with a 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with offset abalone dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil, an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a removable zero-point system tuning stabilizer, a locking nut, Gotoh Free Lock II strap pins and Gotoh tuning machines.

The headstock has a 2mm thick quilted 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 JCS12FM is a similar model with a flamed maple top.

The JCS12QM was offered only in 2012.


Specifications for JCS12QM
Year(s) produced: 2012
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CRS)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany wings w/ quilted 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
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
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–.042 (D'Addario XL120)


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