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For the model with the similar name offered in 2003–2004, see RG8570.
RG8570Z RS
RG8570Z Red Spinel (more images) Red copyright sprite

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 replaced the RG8470Z; the middle pickup in that model was swapped out for a DiMarzio True Velvet. Other features include an African mahogany body with flamed maple top and binding, maple bound rosewood fingerboard with a vine inlay and the Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with removable ZPS tuning stabilizer.

While most J Custom models are offered 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: 2009–2017
Sold in: Europe 2016–2017 / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Bright Brown Rutile (BBE) 2012–2017 / Black Onyx (BX) / 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/ 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
2013–2017: RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
2009:5-piece maple/ walnut
2010–2017:5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
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:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

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

Sources

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