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The WRB3 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It is a signature model of American guitarist Reb Beach, who is best known for his work in the rock band Winger. The WRB3 was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The WRB3 has a unique body style which Beach designed himself. It was inspired by models such as the Gibson Explorer/ Ibanez Destroyer series; it also bears a slight resemblance to Ibanez's XV series of the mid 1980's.

The WRB3 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood neck with pearl dot position markers. Components include active EMG pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single coil-sized humbuckers in the neck and middle positions, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge.

The guitar was available in candy apple red or a special Winger graphic print. Only 100 of the graphic print WRB3s were produced, with each one numbered and signed by Beach. Three guitars were also built for Beach himself, all of which he was forced to sell "for rent in the 'dark time' we try not to remember".[1]

The WRB3 is the only Reb Beach series model that used the WRB naming convention and the modified Explorer body shape. In 1991, two new models with the "Voyager" body, the RBM1 and RBM2, were introduced.

The WRB3 was available worldwide in 1990, but discontinued outside of Japan after that year. It was available in Japan until 1992.


Specifications for WRB3
Model name: WRB3
Year(s) produced: 1990–1992
Sold in: Japan 1990–1992 / Worldwide 1990 only
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Candy Apple (CA) / Graphic Print (GRP)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
22 / Jim Dunlop #6130
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
EMG 85 (H)
Middle pickup:
Neck pickup:
Master volume / 5-way lever pickup selector


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Additional details / Finishes
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Front of body
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Body Up close
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WRB3 Graphic Print


  1. FAQ, RebBeach.com (artist website), archived from the original November 2017
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