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1997 RGR1700 DKS
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The RGR1700 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom range. It was a spot model which never appeared in a catalog.

The RGR1700 features a mahogany body with a 4mm thick AAAA flame maple top with binding bolted to a maple neck with a reverse headstock finished to match the body and a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and offset dot position inlays. Components include dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The KRG1602 is a similar model with a standard headstock and different pickups.

The RGR1700 was discontinued after just one year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for RGR1700
Model name: RGR1700
Year(s) produced: 1997
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Amber Sunburst (AMS) / Deep Black Sunburst (DKS) / Dark Red Sunburst (DRS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany (3 piece) w/ 4mm AAAA flame maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Ultra
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Frets:
24 / 6100
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

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