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 and in other markets worldwide (except China) starting in 2018.
The RG8570ZL is a left-handed version. The RG8570ZXX is a similar limited production model with a curly maple top and gold hardware.
Specifications for RG8570Z
Model name: RG8570Z
Year(s) produced: 2009–2018
Sold in: Asia 2018 / Europe from 2016 / North & South American and Oceania 2018 / Japan / USA 2018
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 type: Solid body
Body material: African mahogany w/ 4mm AAA flamed maple top w/ binding