2015 RG8570SP NT
RG8570SP Natural Red copyright sprite

The RG8570SP is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2015. It is a limited production spot model which is part of the Japanese handcrafted J Custom line. It was revealed at the Gakki (Musical Instruments) Fair show in Japan in November 2014.[1]

The RG8570SP features an ash body with a spalted maple and walnut top bolted to a titanium-reinforced Velvetouch maple and walnut neck with a rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include DiMarzio pickups in an HSH configuration, a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, recessed Easy Access control knobs and locking nut.

The RG8570MW is a similar model with a myrtle top. The RG8570BB is another similar model with a mahogany body and buckeye burl top. The RG8570Z is a related model with a mahogany body with a flamed maple top, an Edge Zero tremolo and cosmo black hardware. The RG8570ZXX J. Custom 20th Anniversary model is related but with a mahogany body with curly maple top and Edge Zero tremolo.


Specifications for RG8570SP
Model name: RG8570SP
Year(s) produced: 2015
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): NT (Natural)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash w/ 3.5mm spalted maple & 0.5mm walnut top
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
24 / jumbo (J Custom edge treatment)
Barless Top-Lok
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):


  1. 2014 Japan Gakki Fair recap. Ibanez. Archived from the original, September 2016.
  • Product page on Amazon Japan website (archived September 2016)