For the more recent model with a similar name and the Edge Zero tremolo, see RG8527Z.
2004 RG8527 VV
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The RG8527 is a seven string RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale J Custom line. It was also referred to as the JCRG7‑1.

The RG8527 features a mahogany body with a flame maple top bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and offset abalone dot position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups, a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. The tremolo was initially the Lo-Pro Edge 7, but for 2003 that was replaced with the Edge Pro 7.

The RG8520 is a similar six-string model.

The RG8527 was discontinued after 2004.


Model name: RG8527 / JCRG7‑1
Year(s) produced: 2000–2004
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Deep Black (DBK) 2000–2002 / Vintage Violin (VV)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
2000–2002: Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo
2003–2004: Edge Pro 7 tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (knurled metal dome)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio RG-7 (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio RG-7 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel angled side mount
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
2001 RG8527 DBK
Deep Black
HH 5-way parallel-neck
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout


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