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1998 SC3020 NT
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The SC3020 is an S Classic series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen as an early example of the upscale J Custom line.

The S Classic body is described as a marriage of the S series and the classic Radius and S Classic models feature fixed bridges.

The SC3020 features a mahogany body with a kokurodua (more commonly known as afrormosia or African teak) top with abalone purfling. This body is bolted to a 25.1" (638mm) scale maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with large abalone oval position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickup with gold covers, a Shortstop II fixed bridge, a bone nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The SC3120 is a similar model with a black walnut top.

The SC3020 was produced only in 1998. It's believed that no more than twelve examples were produced.

Specifications

Specifications for SC3020
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany (41.5mm) w/ kokurodua (afrormosia) top w/ abalone purfling
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Short Stop II (CB-2) fixed
Hardware color:
Gold w/ sonokeling (wood) knobs
Neck
Neck type:
SC Ultra
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
638mm/ 25.1"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval
Frets:
22 / SBB214-195
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) w/ gold cover
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) w/ gold cover
Controls:
Master volume / 2-band EQ

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