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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-09-2013, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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j custom swimsuit 1997 information

Hello

Could someone please help me with regards to finding information on the specs and rareness of the 1997 ibanez swimsuit rg's (jcrg-ss I think)?

Thank you in advance
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Well, I guess its a rare guitar and I didn't expect replies. I couldn't find much at all online. It might be a question for Ibanez japan, if they would even reply...
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There's a picture somewhere on the net of a full wall of swimsuit models. They were all the same spec I believe, just different suits.
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Thank you Rich. Once again, you have helped a novice.

I will google for this site. I may have missed it with my first search attempt
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I wouldn't know how to find that picture, I just remember seeing it. But I'm pretty sure if you can find the spec on one it's the same for all.
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Re: j custom swimsuit 1997 information

Let me post what I have found thus far:


Some specs listed here.

http://www.gbase.com/gear/ibanez-jcr...it-j-cust-1997

Same item (I suspect) for sale:

http://www.hanksguitarshop.com/produ...wimsuit-JCRGSS

There are also a couple of pics on jemsite of different swimsuit designs.
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I wouldn't know how to find that picture, I just remember seeing it. But I'm pretty sure if you can find the spec on one it's the same for all.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f16/co...-128308-4.html

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I don't remember there being 7 versions.

If you find one with a camel toe let me know.
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I don't remember there being 7 versions.

If you find one with a camel toe let me know.

I have only seen 4 designs myself.

1) White swimsuit with pineapples
2) Mostly Red swimsuit (with some yellow)
3) Mostly green swimsuit with purple flowers.
4) Mostly purple swimsuit with some yellow.

Unfortunately, no Camel toes as of yet !!!
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I don't remember there being 7 versions.

If you find one with a camel toe let me know.
hahaha awesome.
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I heard the camel toe model was discontinued because it was hard to play. After a couple minutes of playing, it would end up horizontal like EVH guitar with kickstand on the back, making it only functional for two hand hammer-ons or slide guitar. Japan did not realize the problem until the guitars came to the U.S. J/K
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Im just waiting for someone to mention alternate picking....lets not go there.

btw...I have just ordered the white/pineapple model..Will take photos and share ASAP!
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I heard the camel toe model was discontinued because it was hard to play. After a couple minutes of playing, it would end up horizontal like EVH guitar with kickstand on the back, making it only functional for two hand hammer-ons or slide guitar. Japan did not realize the problem until the guitars came to the U.S. J/K

My whammy wont return to zero after reading this one.
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Re: j custom swimsuit 1997 information

WOW... This guitar is by far the most effortless guitar I have played for shredding. There Ibanez from the 90's are soo different..its hard to explain I own a few 200X and 20XX J-Customs...while they may look better or have excellent wood finishing, the playability is soo different..


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More 'proper' photos later... Looks much better in person than these photos.
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