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1997 RG-GEAR1
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The RG-GEAR1 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model offered by Ibanez in 1997. They were produced in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale J Custom line.

The most striking feature of the RG-GEAR1 is its corrugated walnut top with gear design and matching headstock. It has a mahogany body with that 5mm thick walnut top with natural binding bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines and Free-lock strap locks.

The RG-GEAR1 was produced only in 1997 in limited numbers.

Specifications

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Year(s) produced: 1997
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Oiled (OL)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ 5mm corrugated walnut top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock
Hardware color:
Pearl gold
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Super 3 (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio FRED (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009-.042

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