For other models with the same or similar name, see RG8520 (disambiguation).
2001 RG8520 TRD
RG8520 Transparent Red (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG8520 is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2001. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale J Custom series. It was also known as the JCRG-20.

The RG8520 features a mahogany body with a flame maple top bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with offset mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG8570 is a similar model which adds a middle pickup. The RG8527 is similar seven-string model.

The RG8520 was discontinued after 2002, but a substantially different model with the same name was produced in 2004.


Specifications for RG8520 (2001–2002)
Model name: RG8520 / JCRG-20
Year(s) produced: 2001–2002
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): LA (Light Amber) / TRD (Transparent Red) / TT (Transparent Turquoise) / VV (Vintage Violin)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Honduran mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle


2002 RG8520 LA
RG8520 Light Amber Red copyright sprite


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