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The RG1070PBZ is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2017. It was made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.

The RG1070PBZ features an American basswood body with a 7mm thick poplar burl top bolted to an eleven piece wenge, bubinga, maple and purpleheart Wizard neck with a 24 stainless steel fret wenge fingerboard with offset pearloid dot position markers and luminescent side dots. The pickups are from DiMarzio with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil and are mounted directly to the body. Other components include an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and locking Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2018 the neck was replaced with a new eleven piece panga panga, maple, walnut and purpleheart construction and the wenge fretboard was replaced with panga panga. For 2019 new Brown Topaz Burst and Green Tropical Burst finishes were added.

The RG1027PBF is a visually similar hard-tail seven string model. The RG1070FM is a related model with a flame maple top and an original Edge tremolo. The S1070PBZ is a visually similar S series model.

The PG1070PBZ was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1070PBZ
Year(s) produced: 2017–2019
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Brown Topaz Burst (BTB) 2019 / Cerulean Blue Burst (CBB) / Charcoal Black Burst (CKB) / Green Tropical Burst (GTB) 2019, China only
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood w/ 7mm poplar burl top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero II tremolo w/ ZPS3Fe stabilizer
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Premium
Neck material:
2017: 11-piece wenge/ bubinga/ maple/ purpleheart
2018–2019: 11-piece panga panga/ maple/ walnut/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2017: Wenge
2018–2019: Panga panga w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
Luminescent side dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo stainless steel (Premium edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) passive/ alnico
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 RG1070PBZ BTB 1P 03
Brown Topaz Burst
2017 RG1070PBZ CKB
Charcoal Black Burst
2019 RG1070PBZ GTB 1P 03
Green Tropical Burst
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Video

Ibanez Premium - RG1070PBZ featuring Feodor Dosumov

Ibanez Premium - RG1070PBZ featuring Feodor Dosumov

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