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MRG9
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The MRG9 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line. It was a spot model which was sold exclusively by musical instrument retailer Kurosawa Gakki in Japan.

The MRG9 features a flamed maple top on a chambered mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut Super Wizard neck with a 24-fret dark rosewood fingerboard with flame maple binding and abalone Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include a pair of DiMarzio humbucking pickups mounted in a white pearloid pickguard, an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a removable ZPS3 tuning stabilizer and Gotoh tuning machines.

The MRG8 and MRG10 were released concurrently. The MRG9 was offered only in 2008 with a total of 54 examples produced.

Specifications

Specifications for MRG9
Year(s) produced: 2008
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Charcoal
Body
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Mahogany body w/ AAA flamed maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero tremolo
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Dark rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever / push/pull coil-split on volume

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way-toggle push-pull-coil-split
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT3L push-pull-split vol
Control layout

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