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2017 RGCTM1
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The RGCTM1 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2017. It was produced in Japan as part of the new Ibanez Guitar Development Center custom made line. Just six examples of this model were produced with each crafted by a single luthier.

The RGCTM1 features a one-piece selected lightweight ash body with white pearl multi-binding bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a custom U-shaped profile and an ash-veneer headstock and a 24 stainless steel fret selected rosewood fingerboard with luminescent offset dot position markers and side dots. Components include dual Bare Knuckle humbucking pickups, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, Gotoh tuning machines and Gotoh Free Lock II strap pins. Controls include a Bourns 24mm shaft master volume pot, a three-way pickup selector and a mini-toggle switch which coil taps both pickups and activates a high-pass filter when tapped.

The body of the RGCTM1 differs from a standard RG shape in that the elbow contour on the top is deeper and the neck joint has a unique cutaway design.

The RGCTM1 was produced only in 2017.

Specifications

Specifications for RGCTM1
Year(s) produced: 2017
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): White Mist Matte (WMM)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
1-piece selected lightweight ash w/ white pearl multi-binding
Neck joint:
Cutaway AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock II
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RGCTM1 U shape
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Luminlay offset dot
Luminlay side dots
Frets:
24 / medium (Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Bare Knuckle Aftermath (H) passive/ceramic
Neck pickup:
Bare Knuckle Aftermath (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way lever / coil-tap/high pass filter mini-toggle
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

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