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The RG-PAINT is a mini-series of RG series solid body electric guitar models offered by Ibanez in 1999. They were produced in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale J Custom line.

The RG-PAINT1 and RG-PAINT2 models are based on the RG570 and were made in June 1999. The RG-PAINT3 and RG-PAINT4 models are based on the RG3120 and were made in August 1999.

Each guitar was hand painted, signed and numbered by the artist. A very limited number of examples of each were produced:

  • RG-PAINT1: 18 units
  • RG-PAINT2: 19 units
  • RG-PAINT3: 21 units
  • RG-PAINT4: 29 units

Specifications

Specifications may vary slightly among examples, being that these are off-the-line models and Ibanez used them to test some features before mass-production.

Specifications for RG-PAINT1 / RG-PAINT2
Model name: RG-PAINT1 / RG-PAINT2
Year(s) produced: 1999
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): PAINT1 (Purple/Pink/White) / PAINT2 (Blue/Pink/Yellow)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ bubinga stripe
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dots at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio JEM Single (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009-.042


Specifications for RG-PAINT3 / RG-PAINT4
Model name: RG-PAINT3 / RG-PAINT4
Year(s) produced: 1999
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): PAINT3 (Red Earth tones) / PAINT2 (Brown/Green Earth tones)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Powder gold
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ bubinga stripe
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dots at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009-.042

Images

User photos
(L to R) Customized RG-PAINT2 and RG-PAINT1
IMG 0067-1-
RG-PAINT2 with artist signature and limited run number
RG-PAINT3 proto
RG-PAINT3 prototype (w/ 3pc maple neck, 2x DiMarzio PAF Pro (H) and no limited run number)
RG-PAINT4 runnr
RG-PAINT4 with artist signature and limited run number
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