The RG560 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It was originally part of the Roadstar series which became the RG line. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.
The RG560 is one of only a handful of RG models with humbucker/single/single pickup configuration.
The RG560 features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret fingerboard with dot inlays. Components included Ibanez pickups and a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.
The RG560L is a left-handed version. The RG565 is a similar model without the middle pickup and with a reverse headstock. The RG570 is a similar model with a humbucking pickup in the neck position (HSH configuration). The RG550 is a related model with an HSH pickup configuration and a pickguard. A special edition RG560 with a reverse headstock and maple fretboard was offered to commemorate the 27th anniversary of Guitar Center in 1991.
For 1990, the volume pot was relocated slightly further from the bridge pickup to prevent interference with the tremolo bar. The pickups also received a visual update with new logos. For 1992 the Edge tremolo was replaced with the new Lo-Pro Edge.
The RG560 was discontinued after 1992. Another regular production HSS RG model wasn't offered until the RG2560ZEX in 2010.
Specifications for RG560
Model name: RG560
Year(s) produced: 1988–1992
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Candy Apple (CA) 1992 / Carotene Orange (CO) 1989 / Five Alarm Red (FA) 1988–1989 / Grape Ice (GI) 1990–1991 / Jewel Blue (JB) 1991–1992 / Lipstick Red (LR) 1988–1991 / Purple Neon (PN) 1990–1992 / Violet Pearl (VP) 1988–1989 / White (WH)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Basswood 1990 Japan only: Basswood or Campwood