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2001 JCS21
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The JCS21 is an S series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2001. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the J Custom line.

The most striking feature of the JCS21 is the multicolor Japanese paper with which the body and headstock are covered. It has a mahogany body attached to a set-in maple and bubinga neck with a 22-fret Honduran rosewood fingerboard with a special diamond with wings (or two birds kissing?) inlay at the twelfth fret. Components include a pair of DiMarzio PAF Pro humbucking pickups, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The JCS21 was made for just one year with production limited to as few as twelve examples.

Specifications

Specifications for JCS21
Year(s) produced: 2001
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Japanese paper covering
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ Japanese paper
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Powder cosmo
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Honduran rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Special at 12 fret
Frets:
22
Nut:
Top-Lok III (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel angled top mount
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

  • JCS-21, J Custom Fan (website), archived July 2011
  • JCS-21, Ibanez Register (website), archived October 2006
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