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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

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)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
1991: Edge tremolo
1992: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1991: 1-piece maple
1992: 1-piece quartersawn maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Color-matched dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HS (single-coil sized humbucker in neck position)
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez HB2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez SB1
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
RG565 CA
RG565 Candy Apple
RG565 EG
RG565 Emerald Green
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