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The RG570 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1989. It was originally part of the Roadstar series, which evolved into the RG series.

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.

The RGR570 is a similar model with a reversed headstock and sharktooth fretboard inlays.

Specifications Edit

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
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
1989–1992: Tilt Joint
1995–2002: AANJ
Bridge:
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
Neck type:
1989–1996: Wizard
1997–2002: Super Wizard
Neck material:
1989–1996: 1-piece maple
1997–2002: 3-piece maple/ bubinga
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:
HSH
Neck PU:
1989–1991: Ibanez V1
1992–2002: Ibanez V7
Mid PU:
Ibanez S1
Bridge PU:
1989–1991: Ibanez V2
1992–2002: Ibanez V8
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images Edit

Other available finishes
RG570 BK
Black (2002)
RG570 CB
Cosmic Blue (2002)
RG570 GN
Gray Nickel (2002)
RG570 RM
Rootbeer Metallic (2002)
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