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The KRG1602 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom range. It was a spot model which never appeared in a catalog that was produced for and sold exclusively by Japanese retailer Musicland Key. This model may also have been referred to as simply the RG1602.

The KRG1602 features a mahogany body with a 7mm thick AAA flamed maple top bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset dot position inlays. Components include dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The KRG1502 is a similar model with different pickups. The RG1608 is a similar model which adds a single coil pickup between the two humbuckers. The RG1302 is a related model with an ash body and different pickups. The RG1622 is a related model with an American basswood body with a redwood and walnut top and different pickups. The RGR1700 is another similar model with a reverse headstock and different pickups.

The KRG1602 was discontinued after 1997.


Specifications for KRG1602
Model name: KRG1602
Year(s) produced: 1996–1997
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Silky Blue (SLB)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ AAA flamed maple top (7mm) w/ binding
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
24 / 6100
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Super 3 (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio FRED (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector