Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string
It's an official J-Custom, just not a production model. Think of it as an Ibanez Private stock type deal or a J-Custom Custom. Ikebe seems to be the one shop in Japan that takes advantage of the custom order thing that's available to the big dealers in Japan.
The J-Custom badge on these Ikebe Special guitars seem to be more of a series identifier than anything because they have special made to order guitars that are still badged as prestiges.
But I do agree, that thing needs an ebony board bound with flame maple. I gotta stop looking at it.. it's making me want to buy a J-Custom 7 string.