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The Ibanez RG570 is an RG series electric guitar model introduced in 1989 as part of the Roadstar series. Features include a basswood body, pickups in an HSH configuration and a double locking tremolo. It is based on the the RG550, but features pickup mounting rings instead of a pickguard and typically comes with rosewood fingerboard but some were produced with maple fingerboard.

The RG570 was equipped with Vintage 1 and 2 humbucking pickups and an Edge tremolo until 1992 when it was updated with the new Lo-Pro Edge tremolo and V7 and V8 pickups. In 1993 and 1994 the RG570 wasn't listed in the catalogs, but it returned unchanged in 1995 and 1996. In 1996 and 1997 a similar model but with special flaked finishes was issued as the RG517. In the US catalog of 1997 it was listed as the RG570.

With the 1997-2002 RG570 Ibanez went a new way: the older Edge returned to the line-up and the single piece neck was replaced for a two piece maple and single piece bubinga laminated Super Wizard neck. New finishes were introduced combined with cosmo black hardware.

The name RG570 was ultimately discontinued in 2002, but the model itself returned in 2003 as the RG1570 as part of the expanded Prestige line with, among other changes, the new Edge Pro tremolo.


Specifications for RG570
Name: RG570
Years: 1989-1992; 1995-2002
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) (1989-1992; 1995-1996) / BP (Black Pearl) (1996-1997) / CA (Candy Apple) (1992) / CB (Cosmic Blue) (2002) / EG (Emerald Green) (1992) / FBL (Flaked Blue) (1997) / FGR (Flaked Green) (1997) / GN (Gray Nickel) (1999-2002) / GR (Green) (1998) / IP (Iron Pewter) (1998-2000) / JB (Jewel Blue) (1989-1992; 1995-1996) / JG (Juniper Green) (1998) / LR (Lipstick Red) (1989) / LT (Light Teal) (1996) / PN (Purple Neon) (1990-1992) / PP (Purple Pearl) (1997) / RM (Rootbeer Metallic) (2001-2002) / RR (Ruby Red) (1990-1991) / SS (Sour Apple Sparkle) (2000) / WH (White) (1989-1992)
Body material:
Neck joint:
1989-1992: Tilt Joint
1995-2002: AANJ
1989-1991; 1997-2002: Edge tremolo
1992-1996: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
1989-1996: Black
1997-2000: Cosmo Black
2001-2002: Powder Cosmo
Neck type:
1989-1996: Wizard
1997-2002: Super Wizard
Neck material:
1989-1996: 1-Piece Maple
1997-2002: 3-Piece Maple/Bubinga
Pearl Dots
24 / Jumbo
PU Config:
Neck PU:
1989-1991: IBZ V1 (Vintage 1)
1992-2002: IBZ V7 (Vintage 7)
Mid PU:
IBZ S1 (Single 1)
Bridge PU:
1989-1991: IBZ V2 (Vintage 2)
1992-2002: IBZ V8 (Vintage 8)
1 Volume / 1 Tone / 5-Way Lever


RG570 BK
RG570 BK (2002)
RG570 CB
RG570 CB (2002)
RG570 GN
RG570 GN (2002)
RG570 RM
RG570 RM (2002)

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