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1991 UCGR5 The Nails Trails
UCGR5 The Nails' Trails (more images) Red copyright sprite

The UCGR5 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 UCGR5 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a reverse headstock and a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include two DiMarzio humbucking pickups with a Super Distortion at the bridge and a PAF Pro at the neck flanking a DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA C3 single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The image on this guitar, entitled "The Nails' Trails", features a black background with two hands with extremely long, curved, red fingernails and a pair of eyes peeking through a "tearout" from the background. 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 UCGR5 was discontinued after 1991 although a similar Custom Graphics series was offered in 1992.

Specifications

Specifications for UCGR5
Model name: UCGR5
Year(s) produced: 1991
Sold in: USA
Made in: USA
Finish(es): The Nails' Trails
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
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:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Super Distortion (H)
Middle pickup:
IBZ/USA C3 (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

1991 UCGR5 The Nails Trails closeup
UCGR5 The Nails' Trails by Pamelina H. Red copyright sprite

Sources

  1. 1991 USA catalog (pages 20–21)
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