The RG570 features a basswood body, Ibanez pickups in an HSH configuration and a double locking tremolo bridge. It is based on the the RG550, but features pickup mounting rings instead of a pickguard and typically has a rosewood fingerboard (although 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 by a three piece maple and bubinga laminated Super Wizard neck. New finishes were introduced as was cosmo black hardware.
The name RG570 was discontinued in 2002, but the lineage continued in 2003 as the RG1570 as part of the expanded Prestige line with, among other changes, the new Edge Pro tremolo.