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For other models in the RG170 lineage, see RG170 (disambiguation).
RG170 BK
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The RG170 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It had a production run of six years during which time it was among the most affordable RG models.

The RG170 features an agathis body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard with black dot position markers. Components include a synchronized tremolo bridge and Ibanez Powersound pickups in an HSH configuration.

The RG170R is a similar model with a rosewood fretboard while the RG170DX has a rosewood fretboard and sharktooth position markers. The RG160B is a related model with a single coil pickup in the neck position.

Specifications

Specifications for RG170 (1997–2002)
Model name: RG170
Year(s) produced: 1997–2002
Sold in: USA
Made in: Korea / Indonesia
Finish(es): BK (Black) / JB (Jewel Blue) / MG (Metallic Green) 1997
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Agathis
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
1997–2001: Standard tremolo
2002: FAT-20 tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez PSND2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez PSNDS (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez PSND1 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
RG170 JB
Jewel Blue
RG170 MG
Metallic Green

Sources

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