Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2008 Ibanez FR-1620 Prestige MIJ 2008 & OHSC


This guitar has now sold

Well, this Ibanez came in recently as a PX & to be honest, I didn't know much about the model. I'd never even seen one before but seeing that it was a Japanese Fujigen made guitar, I guessed it would be pretty good & I wasn't disappointed. What a guitar! This is Ibanez' take on the Telecaster but a very high end Telecaster built by the J-Craft team at Fujigen. It has an Ash body & a bolt on, very thin Maple/Rosewood neck & is equipped with two Ibanez humbuckers, both with coil splitting. The 5 way switch gives all these options easily & the guitar plays superbly. It has a  24 fret  2 octave range & the fretboard radius is a very flat 430mm Radius

This particular guitar was purchased new in the UK by the previous owner & has been very little used. It has some fine playing marks on the pickguard and some tiny scratches on the body but these are only visible if you hold it up to the light. There's no visible fretwear & there have been no modifications to the guitar which comes with it's original hard case & original sale tags.

The FR-1620 was only built from 2008 to 2014 so the guitar is quite scarce as a search on the internet will show. What does however come up are some fantastic reviews on this guitar. Here are some facts and specifications I found online

Ibanez FR-1620 MIJ

The FR1620 is an FR series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The FR1620 was introduced along with the FR2620 as the initial models in the "Free Style Rock" FR series, with a new body shape reminiscent of the Fender Telecaster. It features an ash body with white binding bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include the new Tight-End fixed bridge, a pair of Ibanez Calm Crusher humbucking pickups mounted in chrome pickup rings, a teflon-impregnated Graph Tech TUSQ nut, a small black pickguard and Gotoh tuning machines.

The FR1620 was discontinued after 2014.

Specifications for Ibanez FR-1620

Year(s) produced: 2008–2014

Sold in: Worldwide

Made in: Japan

Finish(es): Black (BK) / Red Optimus (RDO) 2008–2013


Body type: Solid body

Body material: Ash w/binding

Neck joint: AANJ

Bridge: Tight-End fixed

Hardware color: Chrome

Pickguard: 3-ply black/ white/ black


Neck type: 2008–2009: Wizard Prestige

Neck material: 5-piece maple/ walnut

Scale length: 648mm/ 25½"

Fretboard Radius: 430mm (17")

Fingerboard material: Rosewood

Fingerboard inlays: Pearl dot

Frets: 24 / jumbo

Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ XL (43mm)

Machine heads: Gotoh SG381


Pickup configuration: HH

Bridge pickup: Ibanez Calm Crusher 2 (H)

Neck pickup: Ibanez Calm Crusher 1 (H)


Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Position 1: Bridge Humbucker

Position 2: Bridge Single Coil

Position 3: Bridge & Neck Single coil

Position 4: Neck Single Coil

Position 5: Neck Humbucker

Weight: 3519gm (7lb 12oz)

Hard Case

All my guitars are shipped in hard cases. I won't ship one without. This guitar comes in a top quality Ibanez Hard Case which was supplied with the guitar from new.

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping