2008 Ibanez FR-1620 Prestige MIJ 2008 & OHSC
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)