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For a list of models, see Portal:J Custom series.


The J Custom line, also stylized as J.Custom or J-Custom series, is a line of electric guitars produced for Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. The J indicates that these models are produced in Japan and distinguishes this line from the USA Custom series of the early 1990s which this line essentially replace. The J Custom line consists of the very highest quality instruments sold by Ibanez in terms of both components and workmanship.

J Custom guitars are produced in Japan by master luthiers from FujiGen Gakki and Sugi Musical Instruments Ltd.. J Custom models include upscale features such as exotic wood tops and intricate fretboard inlay designs. They are generally produced in very small production numbers and often are the work of a single luthier. The initial J Custom models were introduced in 1996.



List of J Custom models

Yet to be added J Customs

The following J Custom models are as yet undocumented on the wiki. These are all basically one-off custom models about which not enough solid information is available to warrant documentation. If you have any details about the specs of any of these models, please feel free to add it.

J Custom basses

Japanese retailer spot models

Ikebe Gakki J Custom models (HRG)

The HRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Ikebe Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

HRG models
HRG1802 1996 Similar to JPM100
HRG1802S 1996 Similar to JPM100
HRG2802 1997? [1]
HRG1999 (HRG1900?) 1999
HRG2000 2000
HRG2001 2001
HRG1 (a.k.a. HRG01) 2003–2004
HRG1FM (a.k.a. HRG01-FM) 2004
HRG3 2004
HRG4 2005
HRG6 2006
HRG2007 2007
HRG7 2012

Ishibashi J Custom models (IRG)

The IRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Ishibashi musical instrument stores in Japan. Also, a couple of non-J custom IRGs exist: the IRG1 and IRG2.

IRG models
IRG1302G 1997
IRG1820 2000
IRG1822 2000
JCRG-2001 2001
IRG8470F 2007 IRG8470F NK.jpg
IRG8470Z 2008 IRG8470Z HG.jpg

Musicland Key J Custom models (KRG)

The KRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Musicland Key musical instrument stores in Japan.

KRG models
KRG1502 1996–1997 [2]
KRG1502M 1996–1997 maple fretboard
KRG1602 1996–1997
KRG1802 1998[3]

Kurosawa Gakki J Custom models (MRG)

The MRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Kurosawa Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

MRG models
MRG1 2003
MRG2 2003
MRG3 2003
MRG4 2004
MRG5 2004
MRG6 2007
MRG7 2007
MRG8 2008
MRG9 2008
MRG10 2008
MRG11 2009
MRG12 2010
MRG13 2010


Rock Inn J Custom models (RRG)

The RRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Rock Inn musical instrument stores in Japan.

RRG models
RRG1502 1997 [1]
RRG1 2006
RRG3 2006
RRG4 2008?
RRG5 2008?
RRG6 2008?

Shimamura J Custom models (SRG)

The SRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Shimamura Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

SRG models
SJCRG1 2001 "Timeless timber"

Note: several non-J Custom models were also produced for Shimamura Gakki


Watanabe J Custom models (WRG)

The WRG models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Watanabe Gakki musical instrument stores in Japan.

Watanabe models
RG1320A 1996 20th anniversary model; reverse headstock
WRGR13B 1997 reverse headstock


Yamano J Custom models (Y)

The Y models are J custom models specially made in low quanitities for the Yamano musical instrument stores in Japan.

Yamano models
YJCRG1 2001
YJCRG2 2001

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Official Kessier site, Kessier Hsu's list of J Customs, archived Novemeber 2008
  2. KRG1502, Reverb listing
  3. KRG1802 TT, Import String (sale listing)
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