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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 05:44 AM
 
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Re: J-custom MRG-4 and MRG-5...beautiful must see!

The things I would do for a Texas Prestige.
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Those are so nice they remind me somewhat of Tom Anerson Drop Top Classics....so so so sweet!
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Does anyone know how many of the MRG's, YCRG's and HRG's did the custom shop make? And how do you get hold of new ones?
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Re: J-custom MRG-4 and MRG-5...beautiful must see!

The production #'s vary from year to year. The MRG, YCRG and HRG designations are not actually all J-Custom models. They're just models associated with a particular shop for models that were 'customized'. Mind you, I've never seen a MRG and YCRG that wasn't modeled after the J-Custom line, but there are *many* HRG's that were customized J-Custom and prestige models.

YCRG's I've seen very few actually as I think Yamano Music would much rather pump out American Made Fenders/Gibsons. According to a dude that I know at Kurosawa gakki, the MRG-4 and MRG-5's were low in number (think <10 total) this year. Last years MRG production I believe was a total of 18 guitars, 6 black w/cosmo hardware, 6 black with gold hardware and 6 cherry sunbursts with gold hardware. (Gurj you got one of them). HRG models tend to be made in quantities of 2-4 of a particular model.
(There's also IRG models but I don't know which shop that's associated with.. Ishibashi maybe??)

As for getting a hold of new ones? It's a matter of somehow getting one of these Japanese shops to export one to you (or just keep checking the Ishibashi U_Box or that auction site).
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Thanks for the info bud

Got to admit the MRG-1 imho looks, feels and plays alot better than my other j-custom - rg1608.
I'd definately recommend one to anyone. I'll be keeping an eye on the U-Box just in case another one pops up
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That one with the scratchplate... Beauty!
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.... I remember when they first brought out the 4 and 5.... there were 6 of each.... a few were unbelievable!!
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