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Updated September 02, 2015

 

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RGSTARS - ??, Hey, that's what I'm calling it, at least until I pull the neck. Late 97' probable one off as I've never seen anything like it. Hand painted, matte finished, standard JC electronics. It's got a number of small edge blems, tiny chips, dings, and a couple small finish cracks and fog spots, the worst being a shot to the tip of the headstock from shipping in an unzipped gig bag. In finest Ibanez gig bag.** $1450** GONE** THANKS FERNANDO** 1/11/05

RGGOLD2 - DEAD Mint and exceedingly rare, in fact only 2 I'm aware of so probably a run of 6. As with most of these rare birds specs are a little tough to come by, but, ash body, gold leaf finish, gold leafed headstock, silver metallic sides and back, premium rosewood board, HSH with 5 way switching. pickups are probably Tone Zone (bridge), Blue Velvet (single) and Air Norton (Neck), Heron bird appliqués on the front [The Heron is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and mythology] one appliqué has 2 small air bubbles under it. Original factory Shaller adjustable spring claw "gadget" that adjusts through hole in back plate shown here. In perfect M100.** $1700** GONE** THANKS MICHAEL** 2/13/04

RGPAINT - Proto finish and one of a kind in a sweet blend of deep reds. The production Paints are either "earth tones" or "forest camo" [who knows what the real names of these are!] JCustom.com doesn't even know the specs on these yet. In Exc., it has a small 3mm chip on the front edge of the upper horn that would be a super easy touch up if it wasn't a matte clearcoat. There are a few shallow impressions. A shallow 2mm long impression 5mm below the trem rout, what looks like and impression but is really a clearcoat anomaly over the gap between the neck and neck p/u, and on the back there's another shallow depression next to the jack cover. The rest of the guitar shows light signs of use only. This Paint also has a 3 piece neck w/ volute instead of the scarf joint neck of a production paint, rosewood board, 2 offset dots at 12th only. White HH Dimarzio's instead of the production black, satin gold [powder coat] hardware. In M200 case** $1400** GONE** THANKS FERNANDO** 5/12/04

RGARCH - Near MINT, very limited production from the original J Custom run in 97'. Only some very light surface scratching typical of a guitar that hung in a store 5 years and was almost never touched. Bought new from a store. No dinks, depressions, finish cracks, pick scratching, gold wear, nada, nothing! 5mm maple capped mahogany body, ebony board, Air Norton [neck] and Tone Zone [bridge] equipped, stained mahogany covers to match the back, nice touch.. Example pics of surface scratching and better view of color here. In strange new very rounded possible Euro version of the molded M100 with embossed Ibanez logo.** $1750** GONE** THANKS CHRIS** 12/30

RGART1 - Near MINT with minor flaws. During shipping idiot packing left the trem bar and tool pack in the rear compartment of it's M100, which of course escaped causing 2 very short 2mm scratches and a 1mm impression on the top. It had also collected a small 1.5mm ding in the head before it was shipped to me. A shame, it was DEAD Mint when it left the previous owner. Detail pics here. SWEET flame top as an ART should. Production #'s on this model have been heavily debated, and since this is my site, my guess is production somewhere between 24 and 48 pieces, probably closer to the later. ;) In perfect M100** $1850** GONE** THANKS DON** 11/6/02

RGGEAR - Near Mint with some fine light impression/worm marks on the back, and 2 small 2mm bruises on the butt end. Every Gear I've ever seen has had rough areas around the front edges from the routing and also from how thin some of the corrugated edges were left [butt end] and this one is no different. Overall a super clean Gear that has near zero play. Before you ask these original JC's did not come with certs. In original M100C.** $2275** or **AS IS at $2000** GONE** THANKS JOSHUA** 12/24/13

RGGEAR - Ebony and Mahogany laser cut and corrugated gear puzzle top. Player, a few marks and a bruise as well as some rivet worming on the back and an impression in the FB before the 1st fret, 1 bright gold saddle instead of powdercoat, in Flawless UV1000. Many pics in a BIG file here** $1600 GONE** THANKS SHAWN** 5/15

MRG5QMG - This is my absolute favorite J Custom made so far. Ibanez made 6 of these as a special order for Kurosawa in 2004. Basically a quilt top 8670 with a BX burst over Golden Amber, but without the crampy Wizard neck of the 86, this is 20 - near 22mm [1st - 12th]. Typical store special electrics with [I believe] dual Air Nortons and the BV single, with push pulls, and gold hardware. With the exception of some very very light fingernail scratches below the pickups this guitar would be Dead Mint. I had to have it so I paid heavy to get it, but I firmly believe it was justified. In it's original M100 with cert and all paperwork.** $3000 AS IS or $3250 with pro setup** GONE** THANKS PETE** 4/21/07

HRG2001 - Anybody love maple? SOLID flame maple body, maple Wizard neck, bound flame maple maple board, maple head with green abalone logo, cream Air Norton and Tone Zone, and gold powdercoat hardware. Body is oil finished and has a tiny imprint on the back top edge, a few rivet worms above the trem cover, and a scratch by the jack. Picky pics here. Great tone, not biting and harsh like you would imagine all maple to be, warm but with a unique voice, very punchy. One of 6 made in, duh, 2001. Singed Custom Shop cert and in original M200 case.** $2000** GONE** THANKS DON** 11/25/03

HRG1VV - Exc+++ Quilt top Ikebe store model from 2004 with a very nice top. Basically a 8670 with quilt top but with a 19-21mm neck instead of the Wizard on the 8670 [this one actually 19.5-21.5mm]. The front is extremely clean with just a hair of swirling below the pickups, the back is also but there's a tiny back bottom edge chip, clean sides but [and this is why I hate strap locks] there's worming between the strap pin and jack from the strap clip. There's a bit of cosmo wear on the edge of the baseplate and the low E saddle with some small pimpling and a light scratch on the baseplate. Typical mild divot under the G string 2nd fret is all the fretwear to speak of and will easily cut out, there is some cosmo wear on the nut. The bare exposed binding on the treble side showing dirt. It has the trem cover and original strap pics in the bag, and cert but not shown. In M100 case.** $2375** GONE** THANKS DAVE** 4/17/07

HRG1VV - Quilt top Ikebe special from 2004. Basically a loose open quilt topped 8670VV as it has an ebony board, flame binding and matched [well, flamed] head. There's a 3mm edge ding on the top edge in the belly contour and a tiny <1mm ding on the edge by the lower strap pin, a 2mm depression near the lower edge, light scratching over the jack, a thin edge bruise on the back edge of the headstock, light fingernail scratches below the pickups, and light darkening to the bare exposed edge of the flame binding. There is a LOT of cosmo wear off the trem and the knobs, the edges of the tuners are also worn, as is the string retainer. I can't remember what the pickups are supposed to be but they're double AN's right now and look original, both pots are push pull but I'm not positive of the switching options. Lots of rivet scratch through to the finish on the trem cover but the paint on the back is near pristine. In original M200 case with cert** Pro setup, $2350** GONE** THANKS JIM** 9/16/06

HRG4 - Super quilt top Ikebe special 7 string from the limited run of 15 they did in 2005. This one is Exc but it is used. There are some fine back edge chips that are very narrow, just the very edge was lost, a depression/finish crack line above the trem cover, a chip on the very tip of the lower horn, pick scratching that runs from above the pickups and the cloudy patch of a played guitar under, and finish wear off the lower trem saddles. But man is this just a beautiful guitar. Cert and TJC case. Face polished and pro setup.** $2300** GONE** THANKS JOHN** 9/12/06

RRG6LY - Dead Mint Minus, only some faint wiping scratches in the pickscratch area, more likely from wiping fingerprints than anything. Otherwise Dead Mint. This is part of the run of 6 made as store specials for Rock Inn in Japan, and if you like bright yellow, WOW, is this bright yellow!! It probably won't look anywhere near as bright in the pics, but it is blinding. It has one of the nicest pieces of rosewood on the board I've seen in some time, and the Light Ash body is not common in JC's.. In original JC TJC case, cert, accessories, and factory shipping box. Pro rebuild with upgrade Lo Pro studs. ** $2425** or ** AS IS at $2150** GONE** THANKS PAUL** 11/12/09**

RG9570DR - Near Mint, there are 2 small depressions in the top and a small lower edge fog spot, almost zero pick scratching, a couple little "stain" spots on the back of the trem that didn't seem to budge when I tried to clean. It looks like the bass edge of the fretboard was either filed for fret overhang/shrinkage, or it was taped off poorly when it was sprayed. thin edge of bare flame maple binding at any rate. In UV1000 with decent sized tolex strip out of the front top edge.** $2075** GONE** THANKS ANDRES** 8/7/06

RG8620S – New, purchased from a store in Japan, it has some signs it was played once. There are 2 fingernail scratches under the neck p/u, an area of light trails on the control cover, and what looks like dusting scratches on the head, otherwise dead mint. The reason I bought this Spalted was this is the only one of the limited run [of I think 26] I saw that had a flamed spalted top and head [is much more amber than the flash pics]. The flame is subtle but definitely flamed. As an 86 it has the flame maple binding but it also has the gloss sprayed head separation line to the satin neck and rosewood board of the 84’s. In J Craft case with cert. Pro setup.** $2750** GONE** THANKS PETE** 3/15 07

RG8470AVV - Near Dead Mint - One of the 26 5A flame top models built before the start of the 8470F run. The difference is the grade of the top and the A's did not have the flame maple binding like the 8270's, so it can't darken and look like crap later. This one is near dead mint with just a few scattered spider web super light scratches below the pickups, and a <2mm back edge chip, with a series of 4 tiny spots about 3" away where it just barely touched something hard enough to slightly change the color. There's also a small spot of cosmo missing on the bass side of the trem. No fretwear, showing extremely little play time. The fretboard is dirty in the pictures. In it's original JC case with cert and all accessories.** $2425 AS IS** or $2700 fully prepped with stud mod** GONE** THANKS TAL** 3/14/13

RG8470FPR - Near Mint, just some very fine fingernail scratching, 2 light scratches on the trem baseplate, and of course the typical darkening on the treble side of the exposed flame maple binding. No other excuses. In it's correct JC case with cert.** $2175 AS IS** or **$2450 fully prepped with stud mod** GONE** THANKS TOURE** 9/5/12

RG8470FPR - Near Mint - Aside from some light fingernail scratching, a small ding on the bottom front edge, and the exposed maple binding getting dirty, this guitar is very clean. ** $2050 AS IS** Or $2325 Platinum Package** GONE** THANKS LISA** 12/11/09

RG8470FFE - THIS is my idea of what a flame top should be. Character. It went to bid in Japan so it cost a fortune [in fact I paid alot more for this than any new 8470 I bought], but everything worthwhile does. I'd rather have this than an 8470A. 15 fingernail scratches and 1/4" NJFC's on both sides away from dead mint, might possibly have just a hair of dirt in the exposed flame maple neck binding but looks clean. In JC TJC case with cert and all candy. Pro rebuild with locking studs.** $2850** or **AS IS at $2600** GONE** THANKS ANTHONY** 6/19/09

RG8470FFE - Near Dead Mint with only some super fine fingernail scratching from using the fine tuners, and what are probable super scattered light button scratches on the back. Otherwise flawless, no cosmo wear, the exposed maple binding super clean, etc. In original JC TJC case with cert and all paperwork and accessories. Pro rebuild with locking studs.** $2375** or ** AS IS at $2100** GONE** THANKS CHRISTIAN** 3/4/09

RG8470FFE - Very Good condition, more because it has virtually no play wear but has plenty of small cosmetic issues. This is the top I will always buy, it's in the top 10 of all 8470's for flame IMO and the front looks fantastic. There are a few scuffs off from the tone knob, and a couple small ding near the strap pin, but otherwise the face is very clean including almost no scratching below the pickups. The back edge in a different story with plenty of small chips and dings, nothing major, but plenty-o-minor. There's a few dings in the back of the neck, the bottom edge of the headstock including some of the worst which are around the string tree on the lower curve, but still looks great from a couple feet as is the nature of the lighter finish. Bass side of the trem with medium size pimpling. If you want a great top that looks great and with virtually no wear, but with enough issues you do not have to be careful with this guitar or worry about taking it to the local bar gigs, this is definitely the one. Has cert, strap locks, papers,** $1850 AS IS or $2100 Cleaned and Pro Setup** GONE** THANKS CHRIS** 5/6/13

RG8470FRS - Near Mint condition RS with some long strumming scratches in the pick scratch area, a couple above the neck pocket, and some light swirling below the pickups. Definitely not cloudy and would buff out readily if you chose to do so. There are a lot of pick marks on the top of the single coil cover, with just enough fretwear on the first 3 frets to tell it was played a little. There is just a little bit of trapped dirt in the exposed flame binding between a few frets on the bass side of the neck. Otherwise no dings, cracks, and the hardware is immaculate. With cert in JC case. Pro rebuild with locking studs.** $2200** or ** AS IS at $1925** GONE** THANKS PAUL** 11/12/09**

RG8470FRS - Near Mint with very light scattered swirl scratching in the pick scratch area. Some small scratches none of which will catch a fingernail, one shown on the back edge of the trem rout, a short 2mm finish crack on the back bottom edge, and a small patch of little squiggle scratches on the back below the neck screws where it sat against a buckle or something while it was being test driven. Couldn't get these to show up in the pics. Red Spinel is very tough to photograph but it is a very nice and rich red. Locking stud mod, pro rebuild, case and cert. $2375** GONE** THANKS JESS** 5/23/08

RG8470FBX - Exc +++, The front is super clean except for a typical pick scratch patch but it does have a tiny ding off the lower bottom edge and a group of 5 shallow depressions near the jack area. Just a bit of cosmo wear to the low E saddle, there is a back edge chip by the jack and a couple short finish cracks near the control cover. Virtually no fretwear and nice dark rosewood board with red highlights. With cert, strap locks, and bar, in correct J Custom TJC case.** $2000 AS IS or $2250 Pro prepped** GONE** THANKS JULIO** 6/9/14                             

RG8470FBX - Mint Minus, it does have a fairly long patch of fingernail scratching below both pickups, and a little cosmo wear to the top and edges of the low E and A saddles. Otherwise mint with no fretwear and super clean exposed maple fretboard binding. In original JC TJC case with cert and all accessories. Pro rebuild with locking studs. ** $2300** or ** AS IS at $2025** GONE** THANKS TOM** 11/20/10

RG8470FBX - New guitar bought out of a store but it wasn't untouched in box and is Mint minus. The most minor of flaws, there are 4 1/4" fingernail scratches below the bridge pup, a tiny 1mm mark on the back side edge, a small group of 4 tiny marks at the tip of the headstock, and a strange "line" [not a scratch] on the baseplate of the trem. Otherwise the guitar is as new with nothing more than a few minute test drive. In TJC-JC case with cert. Pro rebuild with stud mod.** $2475** GONE** THANKS MIGUEL** 5/9/08

RG8470FBX - Exc+ condition, it has a very clean top with only some light fingernail scratching mostly below the neck pup. There is a small 3x1mm back edge chip near the lower strap pin, and 2 tiny depressions on the upper back near the belly cut. There's also a light depression on the top point of the face of the head near the low E tuner and a bit of rust to the tops of the low E and A string lock blocks in the saddle. Otherwise it shows little play wear and no fretwear. In it's clean TJC-JC case with cert. Pro rebuild with stud mod.** $2125** GONE** THANKS TOM** 5/15/08

RG8470FFE - Brand new untouched FE, but the dealer I bought it from put it's cert under the body for shipping and it has the smallest amount of cert rash, like the cert moved twice on the trip. Subsequently I sold this guitar and after doing the lever and crown I tightened the tuners, nothing out of the ordinary, until I saw a finish crack radiating out from the tuner washer, and then, another. The high E and A, both about 1/4" long. This has been an annoyance this year and isn't the first time it's happened. I haven't increased my torque spec for tuners but I have caused several of these this year. I'm assuming that either the clearcoat is a little more brittle or the edges of the washers are getting sharper from being punched out. Either way, they are there now. Pro setup with stud mod.** $2375** GONE** THANKS ALAN** 9/8/07

RG8420ZDPA - Near Mint, and with a super top [which is why I bought it], it has some light scratching under the pickups, and a light longer scratch over the pickups, with a 4mm x 10mm teardrop shape ding off the bottom edge by the tone knob that's very shallow. There is a hair of cosmo wear to the edge of the lower saddle on the trem, otherwise it's super clean. In original JC case with cert.** $1800 AS IS** or $2000 Pro prepped** GONE** THANKS TIM** 10/12/12

RG8270BX - Exc+++ with no chips, dings, or finish cracks. There is very light fingernail scratching below the [mostly] bridge humbucker in about a 1 1/2" diameter area, wear to the cosmo on the low E and A saddle, just a few tiny pimples on the trem baseplate, and wear to the cosmo around the top rim of the volume knob. Very mild fretwear, in it's TJC JC case with cert. **$2100 w/ pro setup or $1875 as is.** GONE** THANKS MATT** 6/4/07

RG8270DR - Near Mint with only very light swirling in the pickscratch area, and a 5/8" long very light scratch on the back over the trem cover. Otherwise it's in super clean Condition. The MVC pics will be closest to color but I can get no pictures that even come close to DR or come close to how nice the top is in hand. No cert, in original J Craft case.** $1900** GONE** THANKS NICK** 9/6/07

RG8270DR - This Mint minus 8270 is the top of the J Custom line for 05. Minimal signs it was ever touched but shipping shock caused a 1/4" neck joint finish crack which also took a small flake of finish off the edge of the pocket. Otherwise the guitar is as new. I cannot get good representation of the color with either of my cameras. Trust me to say it looks deep red in person. In perfect J Craft case, cert included of course.** $1900** GONE** THANKS ERIC** 2/27/06

RG8270VV - Dead Mint, no excuses, with a really sweet, small broken flame top that I love. The finish is crisp, the hardware is crisp, the only thing that can even be mentioned is the fret ends are a little exposed from the neck shrinking a little, but those will be taken care of of course. The only other drawback, no cert, no strap locks and tools. In TJC case. ** $1975** or $1725 AS IS** GONE** THANKS ADDY** 10/19/10

RG8270VV - Near Mint, only the slightest of scratching below the pickups, but the tone pot has been swapped out for a micro 2 way. What the switch is set as is beyond me but in position 5 [neck only] flipping the switch changes it to position 1 [bridge only]. Odd to say the least. Wrench holder installed on the back of the head. In TJC case with cert. It will be converted back to original wiring with tone pot. Pro rebuild with locking studs.** $1975** or **AS IS [Tone pot rewired in] at $1725** GONE** THANKS LAWRENCE** 2/26/10

RG8270VV - Super sweet figured flame in Near Dead Mint, only some light fingernail scratching away from flawless. Full pro setup, cert and case.** $2000** GONE** THANKS RICHARDO** 2/21/06

RG8270VV - Near Mint, this guitar has been played and shows light scratching below the pickups with various light scratching scattered from playing and cleaning, but no dings, dents, chips, etc. Awesome flame, no fretwear, but has a 1cm NJFC on the bass side and 3mm NJFC on the treble. In TJC case with cert.** $1700 AS IS** or $1950 with Pro Rebuild and locking studs.** GONE** THANKS JEREMIAH** 12/10/07

RG8170FBX - Near Dead Mint with super sweet flame top. The only thing that keeps it from being dead mint in about 40 super light fingernail scratches under the pickups. Has already had a pro prep with stud mod and just needs a clean and dial in. Complete package with cert, strap locks, in original Prestige TJC case. ** $1900** GONE** THANKS SEAN** 3/5/11

RG8170FBX - Dead Mint new with pro setup and locking stud mod. Uber sweet flame top in my favorite Black Onyx, the fretwork finished by who I call "The Master".. In J Craft case.** $1775**GONE** THANKS KURT** 10/12/05

RG8670TV - Details coming. - SOLD LOCAL** THANKS PAVEL** 8/18/08

RG8670TB - Exc+++ with no chips, dings, or finish cracks. Cloudy pick/fingernail scratch areas below the pickups, some light string changing scratches on the headstock, medium fretwear, mostly on the G string, mostly mid scale. The exposed binding on the treble side showing dirt. In original M200, with cert.** $2200 fully sorted, fret level, stud mod, pro setup, or $2000 AS IS** GONE** THANKS ANTHONY** 8/9/07

RG8670TB – EXC+++ sweet top 86 with typical light fingernail scratching below the pickups, some small dot pimpling on the trem baseplate, and some light dirt on the exposed uncleared edge of the flame maple binding. Otherwise super clean and in highest grade gig bag with cert.** $2150** GONE** THANKS RAFAEL** 12/13/06

RG8670BX - Mint - with a super sweet top. The condition looks like it spent one day on a store rack with about 8 fine short scratches on the back from a shirt button or similar, and 30/40 super light fingernail scratches [or less] below the pickups. the only thing I don't like is the attached Allen wrench holder behind the headstock. Damn near new and priced accordingly. Includes fret level, stud mod, etc. In crisp M100.** $2250**.GONE** THANKS ØYSTEIN** 8/3/05

RG8320BBK - Dead Mint Minus. No signs of play, only a couple of the lightest marks on the matte headstock face, but a tiny under 1mm chip on the very edge of the truss rout. Otherwise it's flawless, but has lost it's J Custom locking strap pins. In JC case with cert. With stud mod and platinum package.** $1950** or AS IS at $1650** GONE** THANKS GEOFFREY** 1/5/12

RG1680XAM - Killer flame maple capped mahogany, H/S/H with Piezo Lo Pro and bright abalone offset dots in Amber. This is one sweet ride. In virtually untouched condition, about 8 fingernail scratches in the pick scratch area. In like new vintage style Ibanez case.** $1200** GONE** THANKS BRENT** 4/30/02

RG1508 - 7mm Flame maple over mahogany, H/S/H. excellent condition, has a dink right at the output jack and a touched up flake off the head. Uncased (case crisis still)** $950**GONE** THANKS GREG** 12/13/01

RG7CST - With it's flame top, piezo system, and blank ebony fretboard, the 7CST is one of the rarest and most desirable of all Ibanez 7's. This one has 2 chips on the side/back of the top edge between the belly contour and arm contour, a short finish crack on the edge of the belly contour, a 3mm ding on the bottom of the lower horn, and several tiny/small dings on the back near the lower strap pin. There's actually more pick scratching on the upper side of the pickups than below, although neither bad. In fairly clean UV1000 case. Condition pics here.** $2250** GONE** THANKS RON** 7/28/05

RG6CST - DEAD MINT , absolutely untouched condition. Blank Ebony board, swamp ash topped mahogany body with the Double Edge piezo bridge, swamp ash veneer on head. 1 of 24 made. PAF neck, Tone Zone bridge. Sounds AWESOME. In M100** $1650** GONE** THANKS STUART** 4/5/05

RG6CST - DEAD MINT , absolutely untouched condition. Blank Ebony board, swamp ash topped mahogany body with the Double Edge piezo bridge, swamp ash veneer on head. 1 of 24 made. PAF neck, Tone Zone bridge. Sounds AWESOME. More pics here. In E3C case** $1650**GONE** THANKS MICHAEL** 8/10/03

RG6CST - MINT -, only the tiniest mark on the bottom edge here and light polishing in the pick scratch area from being  MINT. Blank Ebony board, swamp ash topped mahogany body,  with the Double Edge piezo bridge. 1 of 24 made. PAF neck, Tone Zone bridge. Sounds AWESOME. In UV1000** $1500** GONE** THANKS DON** 11/15

RG8570MVV, NOS Dead Mint 2003 with the Edge Por trem and MAPLE fretboard, this is a brand new guitar. It does have a strong neck and is only giving .2mm of neck relief so this one is best for a player that prefers a straighter neck. In new M200 case, with cert of course.** $1600** GONE** THANKS CHRIS** 12/21/04

RG21A - NEAR DEAD MINT with a claimed production of 12 pieces, all for the US market [also known as RG CUSTOM 1], this one is #7. Neck through, 5 piece neck ebony board with "wing" inlay at the 12th, trans black [but looks dark purple] Sweet quilt top and head, all controls deep set into the top except the micro switches. Rolland Midi equipped [don't ask me about it, I'm clueless about midi!] and pickups direct mounted from the rear. Cert and crisp UV1000** $1800** GONE** THANKS RICH** 4/7/03

RG21B - NOS and untouched brand new 21B from the 2001 US imported run. This is the rarer model than the 21A. From my 2001 NAMM report [I wasn't there] I have these listed as PAF Pro's which may or may not be correct. They are 13 pin Rolland equipped thru neck J Customs with hollow acoustic sound chamber between the pickups and satin clearcoat. The only flaw is some strange finish pitting/anomaly near the bass side neck joint on the front. With cert and all original parts and paperwork, in J Craft case.** $2200** GONE** THANKS ESA** 9/1/06

RRG4HNG - DEAD MINT - No excuses. Basically an 8470 with the EZ bridge in Honey Gold. **$2250 AS IS** Or $2500 Platinum Package** GONE** THANKS BRIAN** 2/7/11

RG4GA - Here's a tough one to come by, the RG4 was the first neck thru JC [I think] and the precursor to the 9670. The top on this 4 is perfect with only very light fingernail swirls blow the pickups. There are 2 dings on the side of the upper horn, one on the corner of the belly contour, a back edge fog spot beside a tint chip near the strap pin, 3 small chips and a ding south of the jack to the control cover, and a small fog spot on the back of the lower horn.  There is pickwear to the edge of the single coil cover, medium fretwear that is very even and will be cut out during prep, and the bridge pickup has been changed to an EVO but is included [I believe these were TZ/BV/TZ]. Flawless hardware. JC vine inlay in flame maple bound ebony board. In perfect M200 case.**$2175** GONE** THANKS ALEX** 3/8/06

RG3VV - Nice sweet flamed player condition JC3. 5 piece maple and bubinga neck, bound neck and head w/rosewood overlay, rosewood board w/ offset dots, inset controls, angled jack, Tone Zone bridge and Air Norton neck pickups. I count 19 tiny little depressions in the top, some with a tiny crack, most with a tiny fog spot, talking max of 2mm but most around .5mm. Ample rivet worming on the back and 3 small chips around the back edge, the largest 3x5mm. Just a hint of fretwear. Some worming and scuffing on the bottom side. Couple small dents in the back of the neck. Serial # 11011 if it makes you feel lucky. In M200 case with certificate folder.** $1050** GONE** THANKS MARK** 9/3/03

RGT? - In actuality it's an HRG1NT. What the model number is I don't know but I'm sure somebody will write to say "hey stupid, it's an RGT1220!" or similar. Whatever the number it's simply a plain Jane J Custom neck thru workhorse. It does have quite a few edge chips which aren't glaring since it's not a stained finish and they could be "hidden" with a coat of super glue. There's a 5mm edge chip on the front edge of the inside of the lower horn, a 3mm chip on the edge south of the tone knob, an 8x5mm chip that wraps the edge by the output and another 3mm of the side close by with a chip on the jack edge, and another 3mm chip on the edge of the arm contour. There are 2 back edge chips, a 3mm near the jack and a 5x3mm behind the arm contour. There's a 2mm ding on the back of the neck at the 9th treble side,  pimpling on the bass side of the trem, and light fretwear. Back of neck is factory de-glossed like an RG4. In a clean M200 case. This was supposed to be in much better condition AND I got caught in a lull in the currency exchange, both combine to create a no profit situation. AS IS at cost.** $1200** GONE** THANKS JERRY** 7/3/06

RG8427FFE - Near Mint, and very tough to come by. This one shows signs the body has had a light buff when inspected close, only by the evidence of polishing to the super light surface scratches, notable a band of 4-5 about 1" long between the trem and strap pin, but also in the fingernail scratch area. There are two short finish cracks or scratches on the top end of the upper horn, a mark by the jack, 2 very small @ 1mm back edge chips off the back bottom edge, and the worst is two 1/4" long edge bruises that aren't chips but just deformed the clear on the very edge on the back side just up from the tail strap pin. There's a small line impression on the back of the neck around the 4th, and a small ding on the back bottom edge of the drop point of the headstock. The trem is showing cosmo wear to the edges of the low E, A, and a little on the D saddle, and there are about 5-6 pimples on the bass side baseplate, the Gotoh strap locks are gone and Schaller [I think] pins are in their place. The exposed edge of the flame maple binding showing darkening or dirt as is unavoidable. There is no fretwear. In it's original Prestige TJC case, with cert. Platinum package with stud mod.** $2775** GONE** THANKS ANTHONY** 6/19/09

RG8427BX - Near Mint with just light scratching under the pickups, around the volume knob, and behind the fine tuners which looks like it's all fingernail scratching and would be an easy polish to perfection. The trem has just a hair of wear to the very edge of the low B saddle, and there is a tiny bruise on the very end of the tip of the headstock. There's just about enough fretwear to tell it's been played maybe 20 hours. Otherwise it's flawless, no bruising to the back of the neck, the exposed maple binding clean at every fret. This guitar was well cared for and always played with clean hands. The package is complete with cert, tools, original strap locks, and J Custom TJC case, which has quite a bit of white paint scuffing on the top edges from rubbing against a wall.** $3200 Platinum package with locking studs** or $2875 AS IS** GONE** THANKS RICH** 7/29/11

RG8427BX - Good condition, the top looks clean, there's a pair of chips on the front edge near the jack but it's on the faux binding so tough to see. Plenty of fingernail scratching that would buff out if you wished. There are several chips on the back edge, mostly on the butt end back edge, but a larger on on the back edge where it would rest on your leg. The trem has plenty of corrosion and rust on the steel blocks and screws, with some corrosion on the tops of the knobs also. There's also plenty of finish wear on the locking nut but the tuners are clean. There's a tiny chip off the front edge of the head and another "marr" that's larger but sorta between a ding and scratches, with another chip off the bottom edge of the drop point. Staining to the exposed edge of the flame maple binding as would be expected. The fret are dark and corroded but showing very little wear. In JC case [interior smells like cheap cigars] but no cert. I could do a hardware restoration on this with a full prep but it would probably get too expensive so I'll just price it out AS IS.** $1700** GONE** THANKS BRIAN** 8/11/10

RG8427BX - Near Dead Mint with about 5 fingernail scratches under the pickups, 2 very light scuff type scratches on the back with a small group of slightly deeper scratches at the corner of the control and trem covers. No fretwear, no wear to the hardware, basically unplayed and nearly untouched condition. In original TJC JC case with cert, pro setup and stud mod.** $2350** GONE** THANKS TONY** 12/10/07

RG8527VV - Exc +, it does have 2 front edge chips near the jack, but the front looks very clean otherwise and has nearly no fingernail scratching at all. The back and sides are clean with just a few light scratches on the edge of the trem rout. The neck is super clean but for a bruise on the bottom of the end of the headstock that has a black streak to it. There is some tiny pimpling on the trem baseplate and on the tops of the saddles, and cosmo wear on the nut base. I replaced the knobs because nearly all the cosmo was worn and the rest of the guitar was too nice to leave that way. There is no fretwear but they are corroded from sitting as you can see. There's a strange clearcoat anomaly on the underside of the upper horn that looks like it was touched when the clear was still wet and had to be filled, as there is what looks like a fingerprint they didn't screw with, but the area they did there is not a good final polish on the work they did. Serial number is 4A007 for all you Bond fans.. In it original M100 case, no cert.** $1925 fully prepped with stud mod** GONE** THANKS MICHAEL** 8/2/12

RG8527VV - Poor - It's not in horrible condition but it does have far more condition issues than I plan on listing. These types of condition, the pictures speak for themselves. Lots of dings, lots of marks, lots of worming, LOTS of hardware corrosion, but almost no fretwear. It will clean up to make a really decent player and it does have a really nice top, but whoever buys it should be preparred for a clean and setup project, and have the knowledge to pull it off [or just follow the Used Guitar Primer]. In it good quality gig bag, with cert [whoopie!!]. AS IS of course, just trying to get my money back out of it.** $1300** GONE** THANKS VOLODYMYR** 7/1/10

RG8527VV - Near Dead Mint, about 20 fingernail scratches below the pickup away for flawless. In original JC TJC case, with cert.** $2250** GONE** THANKS JERRY** 7/24/08

RG8527VV - Nice flamed 85 in Exc condition, it's got 2 dings on the front edge, a 2mm south of the tone knob and a deeper 3-4mm at the jack, there's another ding and finish crack on the bottom side, and also a 1cm but thin shave off the back bottom edge opposite the tone, and another 3mm at the jack, with a fog spot on the jack edge. Some light pimpling starting on the trem baseplate with one large pimple, and the cosmo fully worn off the bass side of the low B saddle. Light fingernail scratching below the pickups, no fretwear If this had a cert I misplaced it, I just found the cert for the 7DBK below so I'll have to mail that tomorrow ;/ [I've got to start taping these to the cases again!]. In clean original M200 case.** $1550** GONE** THANKS JOHANNES** 1/25/06

RG8527VV - Near Mint Lo Pro 8527 with a pinstripe top that's 1/4 sawn so does have a little extra character. The back is a beautiful matched pair of dancing figured mahogany I may see once a year. There are a couple small depressions in the top, the largest on the edge near the tail strap pin which has a small 2mm fog spot in it, and a smaller fog spot about 1" away. There is a small scuff/scratch patch next to the trem cover on the back, a couple very small back bottom edge fog spots, and some larger ones around the angled jack. Corrosion on the hardware will clean leaving maybe 15 small pimples on the bass side of the trem and the corroded switch screws that just don't clean. Replaced strap pins, in nice non Ibanez gig bag, no cert.** $1650** GONE** THANKS MICHAEL** 4/24/06

RG8527TBK - [I think], Lo Pro equipped gigging grade with a lot of chips. The face looks relatively clean with a bruise at the edge near the jack and lots of pick scratching, but there are plenty of side edge chips on the tail side, and the back is pretty bad. If I started listing them all this would run on forever so let the pics do the talking. Just a hint of fretwear, no cert, in super thin gig bag. Of course I got screwed on this one, I'd never intentionally buy one in this condition at the price and as such is being sold as is.** $1050** [Add $250 if you want it fully sorted and setup, not recommended at the price point] ** GONE** THANKS GURJ** 1/31/06

RG8527VV - Edge Pro equipped 8527 in Exc +. There is a 1.5mm ding/fog spot on the arm contour, and 2 other short 1.5mm finish cracks on the face. On the side at the arm contour are a 5mm finish crack and 2 dings, 1 about 3mm, the other is about 2mm. On the back edge there are 6 very small chips and dings, the worst shown, and near the jack are several very small fog spots. In highest grade Jp market gig bag, trem cover and cert in bag. Includes locking stud mod, fret level, etc.** $1500** GONE** THANKS ADAM** 10/21/05

RG8127VV - Exc+++++, typical light swirling in the pick scratch area, a small <2mm finish crack/ding on the arm contour just off the front top edge, a 1mm fog spot to the top edge of the headstock and a tiny "touch" to the bottom edge, fine pimpling starting on the trem baseplate with a little wear to it's edge but definite wear to the tops of all the lower saddles, and an 1/8" NJFC bass side. In incorrect Prestige TJC case, with cert.** $1875** GONE**THANKS MARKUS** 8/21/08

RG7-1VV - Exc+, this guitar would be Mint except for a 1cm round chip on the top back edge of the upper horn, and a little cosmo lightening to the trem on the bass side. Otherwise it's super clean, no fretwear, no pick or swirl scratching. The nut is offset about .5mm to the treble side so the e string is a little close to the edge of the fret, but as normal technique never pulls the high e in the first few frets it does not affect play. Serial number 99007 [007], this is a very odd neck in that the printing on the back of the head is silver instead of black, and the maple overlay for the back of the headstock was no added, so that you can fully see the dovetailed scarf joint of the neck to headstock. Strange, but very interesting. I'd almost bet it was an unfinished RG7CT neck that got used in the early 7-1 run. No cert. [cert shown in pics belonged to the other 7-1 and I got them mixed up] In M200 case. ** $2050** or ** AS IS at $1800** GONE** THANKS TOMI** 11/2/09

RG7-1VV - Exc+++ richly flamed 7-1.. Super light swirl area below the pickups, the bass side of the trem baseplate with some pimpling starting. A series of small fog spots on the back edge next to the jack cover, and some scuffs to the jack and control covers. There's an under 1mm ding on the face a couple inches about the neck pickup, and another just as small on the top side of the upper horn. There are some very light scuffs between the missing trem cover and the AANJ that would easily polish out. There is no fretwear but the neck has some small marks and light worm trains, but a larger 8mm shallow bruise on the treble side behind the 7th fret that can barely be felt, and a small 2mm bruise in the wood at the very tip of the headstock. In it's original M200 case with cert.** $2300** or **AS IS at $2050** GONE** THANKS TILMAN** 9/10/09

RG7-1VV - Super condition and sweet flamed 7-1. The only flaw to the front is the dull pick/fingernail scratch area. There's a 1 x 3mm ding on the side of the upper horn and a 3mm ding [mostly finish crack] next to the trem cover in the back. There's a ¼" NJFC bass side and some light scratches to the baseplate of the trem with virtually no fretwear whatsoever. In TJC case.[pics show it in M100]** $1975** GONE** THANKS BRENDAN** 2/25/08

RG7-1VV – Super condition and sweet flamed 7-1. The only flaw to the front is the dull pick/fingernail scratch area. There’s a 1 x 3mm ding on the side of the upper horn and a 3mm ding next to the trem cover in the back. There’s a ¼” NJFC bass side and some light scratches to the baseplate of the trem with virtually no fretwear whatsoever. In M100C case.** $1950** GONE** THANKS SCOTT** 9/8/07

RG7-1VV - Near Mint and possibly the nicest flamed 7-1 I've had, although they're all the best you'll find on a 7 string. Light scratch area below the pickups, the edge of the bass side of the trem getting cosmo thin, the only damage I can find is a small 2mm finish crack/ding next to the jack cover on the back, and some scuffs to the jack and control covers, with a small 2mm bruise in the wood at the very tip of the headstock. I paid high for it, good 7's just so rarely come up I wasn't going to take the chance of loosing it. In it's original M200 case with cert.** $2400** or **AS IS at $2150** GONE** THANKS REME** 7/27/09

RG7-1-DBK - Good condition with sweet curly flame top, in the rarer DBK. It could be Exc with some polishing and replaced hardware, but as it is it's Good. This guitar was played by a scratcher, probably Japanese heavy metal thrasher would be my guess.  Condition fits anyway. No fretwear, but the hardware has been rubbed allot, cloudy large pick scratch area covering the full lower 1/3, and plenty of surface marks, bruises, worming, and some small chips. The chips being back edge at the jack, and around the jack edge, as well as the lower back edge tip of the lower horn. The face has several small dings but a deeper larger one between the knobs. Polished the front would look sweet. The back has plenty of small surface marks and light scratching, with a long area of deeper impressions between the trem rout and tail edge. The neck is clear but there is some odd scratching on the back side of the headstock. No fretwear, sweet neck relief profile, fingernail worming to areas of the fretboard to rub out. Lots of cosmo wear including the volume knob, most saddles on the trem,, of which the baseplete was rubbed with a scuff pad at some point [gads!], wear on the nut, and edges of tuners.  This would make a great gigging 7 with great look from a few feet away. In best grade home market gig bag, includes cert, with bar and strap locks, missing back trem cover.** $1875 AS IS, or $2175 cleaned up, some polishing, platinum rebuild, and a new volume knob.** GONE** THANKS RENAN** 8/10/12

RG7-1-DBK - Excellent + with a face that is extremely clean. Some pick swirling and fine pimpling on the trem are the only face flaws. There are 2 back butt edge chips, one small, one smaller, and some edge marks and finish cracks. There are 2 dings, one next to the control cover, and one on the bottom side just down from the jack. Clean headstock except for a small fog spot at the tip. In clean M200 with pulled strap, includes JC cert.** $1675** GONE** THANKS ANDERS** 11/16/06

RG7-1-DBK - Excellent + with a face that is extremely clean. Some pick swirling and fine pimpling on the trem are the only face flaws. There are 2 back butt edge chips, one small, one smaller, and some edge marks and finish cracks. There are 2 dings, one next to the control cover, and one on the bottom side just down from the jack. Clean headstock except for a small fog spot at the tip. In clean M200 with pulled strap, includes JC cert.** $1600** GONE** THANKS DAVE** 3/15/06

RG7-1-VV - Precursor to the 8527 and with the same spec, except much rarer guitar. This one is Exc.+++, the front showing only the slightest signs of play, on the back there is a series of buckle rash [probable] between the trem cover and AANJ with more rash and scuffing on the AANJ, and 2 fog spots on the back edge.. Cert of course, in perfect M200 case.** $1550** GONE** THANKS KENT** 11/11/04

SCUSTOM1 - BRAND NEW!!!! - This guitar actually sells with warranty. Not often does a 10 year old instrument come out of a distributor, but, here ya go. I presume this was sent over as a Sample [note the Air Freight sticker on the box], and then was put on a shelf and forgotten about. I bought it with a truckload of closeouts a few months ago. It is in Dead Mint untouched condition with a small area that was polished on the buffing wheel on the back between the AANJ and the trem cover, probably to remove uber fine scratches from being passed around as a Sample. These S1's were new in 2001 and 1 or 3 J Custom models imported into the US that year. Extremely Limited but I have forgotten the actual number, I remember there were 18 or the RG1's. Mahogany, mahogany set neck, mahogany bound exotic rosewood board, PAF pickups, Matte Cosmo hardware [only used on this model that I can remember], the body and headstock inserts are leather which has been sponge gilded in different colors almost like [iff not] the Garakaku finishes later found on the GB30th. Prepped any way you wish. It is in it's original shipping box as it was sent to the US but will be sold with new M100 case.** $2600** SOLD** THANKS DONOVAN** 6/12/13

S5400 - Another of the rare breed, this was tied with the most expensive Ibanez available prior to the Y2K signature models, original list at $4000 which tied the RGEGYPT, both available in 1997'. This example is in Excellent condition with an unfortunate 4x6mm chip on the back bottom edge and a very small 1.5mm fog spot on the top back edge. Solid lacewood body, full abalone purfling on body neck and head, hurricane inlays, rosewood overlaid headstock, satin gold hardware with zero wear. From the front it is cherry. Detail pics here. In original M100.** $1600** GONE** THANKS BILL** 5/12/04

JCS - If you like S models it doesn't get much better than these neck thru J Customs. Since the gold patted pattern is different on each of these it's tough to tell how much has worn in the pick scratch area but I assume some has. Otherwise the face is very clean. There's a 5mm scuff on the top edge, and a 3mm ding also on the side. There's a couple small 2mm back edge dings and a short finish crack next to them, but cliplock strap rash on the back side of the upper horn, one of the many reasons I hate clip locks. The strap is installed under the Gotoh locks ends. Because this was sold at Sam Ash it came in uncased and without the other half of the Gotoh locks. In SKB case.** $1375** GONE** THANKS PETE** 5/4/07

JCS - If you like S models it doesn't get much better than these neck thru J Customs. Since the gold patted pattern is different on each of these it's tough to tell how much has worn in the pick scratch area but I assume some has. Otherwise the face is very clean. There's a 5mm scuff on the top edge, and a 3mm ding also on the side. There's a couple small 2mm back edge dings and a short finish crack next to them, but cliplock strap rash on the back side of the upper horn, one of the many reasons I hate clip locks. The strap is installed under the Gotoh locks ends. Because this was sold at Sam Ash it came in uncased and without the other half of the Gotoh locks. In SKB case.** $1400** GONE** THANKS RICHARDO** 5/25/06

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