The RG565 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1991. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.
The RG565 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a reverse headstock and a 24-fret maple fretboard with dot position markers which match the body color. Components include a pair of Ibanez pickups with a rails-sytle single-coil sized humbucking pickup at the neck and a traditional humbucker in the bridge position, a double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines. For 1992 the Edge tremolo was replaced by the Lo-Pro Edge and the neck was now quartersawn.
The RG565R is a very limited spot model which preceded the RG565 as a sort of prototype; the RG565R had a rosewood fretboard with sharktooth position markers (similar to the RG7xx series models), but was otherwise similar. The RGR465M is a related model introduced in 2009. The RG3XXV was a sort of tribute to the RG565 which was produced as part of the 25th Anniversary Series in 2012.
The RG565 was discontinued after 1992.
Specifications for RG565
Model name: RG565
Year(s) produced: 1991–1992
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 1991 / Candy Apple (CA) / Emerald Green (EG) 1992 / Laser Blue (LB)