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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-09-2017, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Japanese retailer code "W" / WRGR13B

Does anyone know which Japanese retailer corresponds with the "W" product name code?

I'm trying to find information on the WRGR13B which was a J Custom model from 1997, but I don't recognize the W. I know that "I" is used for Ishibashi spot models (e.g. IRG8470F) and "M" signifies exclusive models for Kurosawa Gakki (e.g. MRG13).

Other such retailer codes are:
  • K - Musicland Key (e.g. KRG1502M)
  • H - Ikebe Gakki (e.g. HRG2000)
  • R - Rock Inn (e.g. RRG1)
  • S - Shimamura Gakki (e.g. SRG2520)
  • Y - Yamano (e.g. YJCRG1)

The only other information I have found on the web regarding this model is this Russian site, but it doesn't shed any light on my question.

Does anyone have any additional information on the WRGR13B or know who it was produced for/sold by?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-09-2017, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Japanese retailer code "W" / WRGR13B

After some further research I've found another Ibanez model from around the same timeframe, the RG1320A, which is listed as a Watanabe 20th anniversary model. Perhaps the W in WRGR13B is for Watanabe Gakki?
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