FANDOM


1997 RG517 FBL
RG517 Flaked Blue (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG517 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996.

The RG517 features a basswood body with special flaked finishes in blue and green. The neck is one-piece maple with a bubinga "skunk stripe" with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. It has Ibanez V7 and V8 humbucking pickups flanking an Ibanez S1 single-coil controlled by a 5-way selector switch. Other components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.

The RG517 was a spot model which never appeared in a catalog. It is believed to have been offered only in Europe along with several other models which share the same naming convention (e.g. the RG505 and RG507). The RG507 is similar except for the flaked finishes.

The RG570 is identical with the same flaked finishes was offered in the USA for 1997.

The RG517 had a production run of two years.

Specifications

Specifications for RG517
Model name: RG517
Year(s) produced: 1996–1997
Sold in: Europe (?)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): FBL (Flaked Blue) / FGR (Flaked Green) / FSV (Flaked Silver)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ bubinga stripe
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1997 RG517 FGR
Flaked Green
1996 RG517 FSV
Flaked Silver

Sources

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.