This page is about the RG270 from 1998–2002, made in Korea. For other RG270 models, see RG270 (disambiguation).
2002 RG270 JB
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The RG270 is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1998. This model replaced the very similar RG270R as well as a previous model with a maple fretboard. This model was made in Korea, but in 2001 and 2002 another model with the same name was produced concurrently in Japan.

The RG270 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot position markers. Components include a single locking tremolo bridge and Ibanez Powersound pickups. For 2002 the SLT101 single-locking tremolo was replaced by a ILT1 double locking tremolo.

This Korean-made version has a different bridge, nut, tuners and hardware color than the Japanese-made version, but is otherwise similar.

The RG270DX is a similar model with sharktooth position markers. The RG270L is a left-handed version. The RG220 is a similar model without the middle pickup.

This version of the RG270 was discontinued after 2002.


Specifications for RG270 (1998–2002, Korea)
Model name: RG270
Year(s) produced: 1998–2002
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): BK (Black) / CA (Candy Apple) 1998, Europe only / GP (Gray Pewter Matte) 2002 / JB (Jewel Blue) / LR (Lipstick Red) 1999 / MG (Metallic Green) 1998, USA only / MW (Moon Shadow) 2002
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
1998–2001: SLT101 SL tremolo
2002: ILT1 DL tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome (black knobs)
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
24 / jumbo
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez PSND2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez PSNDS (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez PSND1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
2002 RG270 BK
1998 RG270 CA
Candy Apple
2002 RG270 GP
Gray Pewter Matte
1999 RG270 LR
Lipstick Red
Metallic Green
2002 RG270 MW
Moon Shadow
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