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For the RG1570 with an Edge Zero tremolo, see RG1570Z.
RG1570 MRB
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The RG1570 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2003. It is made in Japan as part of the Prestige line.

The RG1570 replaced the classic RG570 which was introduced in 1989. The key difference from the RG570 is the new Edge Pro tremolo, replacing the original Edge.

The RG1570 features a basswood body bolted to a laminated neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. It has Ibanez V7 & V8 humbucking pickups flanking and Ibanez S1 single-coil. Components include an Edge Pro double locking tremolo bridge

In 2005, the RG1570 was revised with a five-piece neck and new neck profile and some visual updates like hardware color and inlays.

In 2006 and 2007 an identical model was sold as the RG1570E. This was a spot model which didn't appear in any catalogs. It had identical specs to the regular RG1570 model, but was available in black, which was not a finish color available for the RG1570 in those years.

The RG1570 was discontinued in 2009 but returned in 2010 as the new RG1570Z featuring the Edge Zero tremolo. Various other models have been based on the RG1570 including a couple of limited edition models. The RG1570L is the left-handed version and the RGR1570 is an RG1570 with a reverse headstock. A slightly upscale model is the RG2570EX and its successors.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1570
Name: RG1570 / RG1570E
Years: 2003–2009
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) 2003–2004, 2006–2007 (as RG1570E), 2009 / CA (Candy Apple) 2009 / CB (Cosmic Blue) 2003–2004, 2008 / GK (Galaxy Black) 2008 / GN (Gray Nickel) 2003–2004 / MRB (Mirage Blue) 2005–2009 / MRR (Mirage Red) 2005–2007 / RB (Royal Blue) 2003–2004 / SDB (Suede Black) 2007–2008 / SER (Suede Red) 2008 / ZB (Zinc Blue) 2004
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Pro
Hardware color:
2003–2004: Powder cosmo
2005–2009: Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
2003–2004: Super Wizard Prestige
2005–2009: Wizard Prestige
Neck material:
2003–2004: 3-piece maple
2005–2009: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
2003–2004: Pearl dot
2005–2009: Small pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
PU Config:
HSH
Bridge PU:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Mid PU:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck PU:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

RG1570 vs. RG1570Z

Main article: Z

Production of the RG1570 was officially ended in 2009 in favor of the new RG1570Z introduced in 2010, featuring the Edge Zero tremolo. In the USA however, both the Edge Pro-equipped models and the new models are listed as the RG1570. As of 2011, the RG1570Z is still listed as the RG1570 on the US website and in the US catalogs.

Images

Other available finishes
2004 RG1570 BK
Black (2003–2004)
2006 RG1570E BK
Black (2006 RG1570E)
RG1570 BK
Black (2009)
RG1570 CA
Candy Apple
2004 RG1570 CB
Cosmic Blue
RG1570 GK
Galaxy Black
RG1570 GN
Gray Nickel
2006 RG1570 MRR
Mirage Red
2004 RG1570 RB
Royal Blue
2008 RG1570 SDB
Suede Black
2008 RG1570 SER
Suede Red
2004 RG1570 ZB
Zinc Blue

Sources

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