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1991 UCGR1 Surprise
UCGR1 Surprise (more images) Red copyright sprite

The UCGR1 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1991. It was produced in the United States as part of the Graphic Design series of the USA Custom line. The Graphic Design models feature bodies which are handpainted by "some of the most skilled and imaginative artists in America".[1]

The UCGR1 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include a DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA F2 humbucking pickup at the bridge paired with IBZ/USA C2 single-coils at the middle and neck positions, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The image on this guitar, entitled "Suprise", features a graphic image breaking up to reveal a female form behind. It was handpainted and signed by Pamelina H.

This represents only the "stock" configuration, as customers could customize the guitar to their own desires. The customer could select the pickup configuration and pickups, the fretboard material and inlays, the headstock, the hardware color and more.

The UCGR1 was discontinued after 1991 although a similar Custom Graphics series was offered in 1992.

Specifications

Specifications for UCGR1
Model name: UCGR1
Year(s) produced: 1991
Sold in: USA
Made in: USA
Finish(es): Surprise
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
UCGR
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Middle pickup:
IBZ/USA C2 (S)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA C2 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

1991 UCGR1 Surprise product shot
UCGR1 Surprise by Pamelina H. Red copyright sprite

Sources

  1. 1991 USA catalog (pages 20–21)
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