The RG570 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2017. This model is a reissue of the original RG570, which was produced between 1989 and 2002.
Similarities to the classic RG570 include a basswood body, a tilt neck joint with a stamped metal plate, a rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers, an original Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. Differences include a five-piece laminated maple and walnut neck (the original neck was one-piece maple) and the bridge and neck pickups which are Ibanez V7/V8 humbuckers direct mounted to the body (the original had Ibanez V1/V2 humbuckers mounted in pickup rings, with the switch to the V7/V8s happening in 1995).
Although the RG570 name was discontinued after 2002, the spirit of the model continued to live on in the various models in the RG1570 Prestige lineup including the RG1570Z which was discontinued after 2013. The lineage was revived again with the RG657K in 2016. There was also a limited-reissue of the RG570 as part of the Japan-only Genesis Collection in 2013, but other than that model, this is the closest model to the original RG570 that has been offered.
The classic RG550 is also being reissued alongside this model as well as a new dual humbucker, hardtail throwback model, the RG521. These models are marketed as the Genesis collection.
Specifications for RG570
Model name: RG570 (2017–2018)
Year(s) produced: 2017–2018
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) not available in Asia and Europe / Jewel Blue (JB) not available in North & South American and Oceania