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The RGPR1 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The entire stock of RGPR1 guitars, along with its siblings the RGPR2 and RGPR3 was bought by Guitar Center for distribution exclusively through their stores in Texas. Because of this, these guitars are known as the "Texas Specials". Although they are branded as Prestige, they have aspects that are more closely associated with the higher end J Custom line and in fact they have J Custom stamps in the neck pockets.

The RGPR1 features a mahogany body with flamed maple top with abalone purfling and cream binding bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and offset abalone dot position markers. Components include dual, cream colored DiMarzio humbucking pickups; a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RGPR3 is very similar but with a quilted maple top with a red finish and white pickups. The RGPR2 also has a quilted top, but adds a middle pickup and has a pink finish.

The Texas Special guitars were made in late 1999 and early 2000 for distribution in 2000. It is believed that only twelve examples of each model were produced.

Specifications

Specifications for RGPR1
Model name: RGPR1
Year(s) produced: 2000
Sold in: USA (Texas)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top w/ abalone purfling & cream binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector

Sources