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2018 R4121E23H2 BLE
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The R4121E23H2 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2018. It was made in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The R4121E23H2 features a 4mm thick burl poplar top with natural binding on a swamp ash body bolted to a maple and purpleheart neck with satin Velvetouch finish and a maple fingerboard with pearl and abalone Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, dual DiMarzio Fusion Edge humbucking pickups with a mini-toggle coil split switch, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Gotoh locking strap buttons and Gotoh tuning machines.

The R3112A44L3 is a similar model with different woods used for the body and neck, a different neck profile and creme pickups. The R8414E14H6 is a similar model with an African mahogany body, ebony fretboard and Edge tremolo. The RG8520 is a somewhat similar model which is made by FujiGen Gakki.

The R4121E23H2 was offered only in 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for R4121E23H2
Year(s) produced: 2018
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Bluish-purple Hauyne (BLE)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Swamp Ash w/ burl poplar top w/ natural binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
JCRG Asymmetric Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever / mini-toggle coil-split switch
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

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

Sources

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