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For the model with the similar name offered in 2003–2004, see RG8570.
RG8570Z RS
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The RG8570Z is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The RG8570Z features a flamed maple top with binding on an African mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with Velvetouch finish and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and a Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a removable ZPS tuning stabilizer, DiMarzio pickups with Air Norton and Tone Zone humbuckers flanking a True Velvet single-coil, recessed Easy Access control knobs and Gotoh tuning machines. Starting in 2010 titanium reinforcing rods were added to the neck.

In late 2017 the neck construction was changed from maple and walnut to maple and wenge. Additionally three new finishes were added.

It replaced the RG8470Z with the primary difference being a new middle pickup. While most J Custom models are sold exclusively in Japan, the RG8570Z was also offered in Europe starting in 2016.

The RG8570ZL is a left-handed version. The RG8570ZXX is a similar limited production model with a curly maple top and gold hardware.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8570Z
Model name: RG8570Z
Year(s) produced: 2009–2018
Sold in: Asia from 2018 / Europe from 2016 / North & South American and Oceania from 2018 / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Almandite Garnet (AGT) 2017 / Bright Brown Rutile (BBE) 2012–2017 / Black Onyx (BX) / Black Rutile (BRE) 2017–2018 / Chrysocolla (CRA) 2017–2018 / Divine Amber (DA) 2011 / Purple Amethyst (PA) 2009–2012 / Royal Blue Sapphire (RBS) 2014–2017 / Red Spinel (RS) / Sodalite (SDE) 2017
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ 4mm AAA flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
2009: Super Wizard
2010–2012: RG J Custom
2013–2018: RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
2009:5-piece maple/ walnut
2010–2017:5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
2017–2018:5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

Other available finishes
2017 RG8570Z AGT 00 01
Almandite Garnet
RG8570Z BBE
Bright Brown Rutile
RG8570Z BX
Black Onyx
2017 RG8570Z BRE 00 01
Black Rutile
2017 RG8570Z CRA 00 01
Chrysocolla
RG8570Z PA
Purple Amythyst
2016 RG8570Z RBS 00 01
Royal Blue Sapphire
2017 RG8570Z SDE
Sodalite

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