Hello all! This is my first post on this awesome site, loads of info here!!! Im a recent Ibanez convert, having owned a Jackson, BC Rich and ESP (all now sold!!) I saw the light and bought a J Custom from Rockers in Denmark St, London. This guitar is incredible and plays beautifully!
Here is a link to pictures of a 21B on Rich's site:
I will post some pics of mine as soon as i work out how!!!
I am trying to find out as much as i can about this guitar, so anyone who knows anything, I would love to hear from You!!
So far I have found out:
Rockers sourced it from a buying trip to Japan (they also brought back a UV777GR 7string in great condition, and a JEM prototype owned by Vai!!)
I think it was made in 1991
Maple and Bubinga thru-neck (5 piece)
DiMarzio PAF pickups & Roland GK
Lo-Pro Edge trem
Cosmo White hardware
Quite unusual features on this J Custom are the midi conectivity: has the GK pickup, output, patch change buttons, midi/mix/guitar switch, synth volume knob. Also it has a grille between the p/ups cut out of the top (don't know what wood this cap is) so you can see the thru-neck from the front, and gives a slight acoustic chamber.
I would really like to know how many were made and confirmation of when and where!!! I can only find info on the JCRG21A, which is similar (same 12th fret inlay, and MIDI) but it is coloured (black) with a quilt top, and with less midi controls. Also it doesnt seem to have body binding like the 21B. I assume mine is the later model (or maybe they made both types at the same time).
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance, and anyone else on Jemsite got one???