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1997 Ibanez J Custom RG1918 HSH Majestic Amber, Maple Burl Top & DiMarzio

$2,999.99

+ shipping

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Up for sale, a 1997 Ibanez J. Custom RG1918 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original padded softshell case. This premium Ibanez was crafted in extremely limited quantities for just one year at the Fujigen factory factory in Japan as part of the high-end J. Custom line, featuring a stunning burl maple top and a gloss Majestic Amber finish, 24-fret birdseye maple fingerboard, DiMarzio pickups, Lo Pro Edge tremolo, and gold hardware.

A mahogany body and maple neck round out the tonewood complement, and this RG1918 weighs 8lbs 12oz. The SFP (Steve’s Favorite Pickup) humbucker in the bridge position is essentially a Steve’s Special, a high-output pickup with scooped mids for optimal clarity. The neck humbucker is a DiMarzio Air Norton, a warm, open-sounding pickup designed with a unique magnetic structure to reduce string pull and increase sustain while maintaining dynamic feel and responsiveness to user inputs. The central single coil is a DiMarzio Blue Velvet, a single coil designed for optimal fullness and string-to-string balance, blending well with the humbuckers at the “in-between” positions on the five-way pickup selector switch. This Ibanez has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple (three-piece)
-Shape: RG J Custom, measuring .815” 1st fret, .890” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Birdseye maple, bound, 24-fret
-Frets: Jumbo, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on 1-8
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, Top Lok III locking
-Tuners: Gotoh SG3B, gold
-Serialization: 97-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple burl top
-Pickups: DiMarzio SFP humbucker (B), DiMarzio Blue Velvet (M), DiMarzio Air Norton (N)
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Lo Pro Edge Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo, dome-topped knurled knobs, push-in strap lock buttons

The gloss Majestic Amber finish highlights the dynamic grain patterns in the maple burl, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few light finish scratches on the back, a couple minor dings along the lower bout perimeter, and a few additional minor marks on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth satin finish.

The original Ibanez-branded padded softshell case is included.