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The RG560 Custom Flame is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1987. It was made in Japan by FujiGen in the first year of production after Ibanez had updated the design of their Roadstar II series range of instruments to the RG range that prevails to this day.

The RG560 "Fire Flames" features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret fingerboard with dots position markers on the fretboard and side of the neck. Components include Ibanez pickups with a DiMarzio IBZ/USA F2 humbucker at the bridge and a pair of IBZ S1 single-coils in the neck and middle positions, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

This model was only produced in 1987 & in a few examples.

  • Not to be confused with the RG560 Custom "Flames" Handpainted & signed by Pamelina H.
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Ibanez RG560 Custom Flames by "Pamelina H." (This early RG560 was made for the 1987 NAMM show & the artist signature is dated 86.) Red copyright sprite.png

Specifications

Specifications for RG560 Custom Flame
Model name: RG560
Year(s) produced: 1987
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Fire Flames Graphics
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
none
Knob style:
Black (Top hat style)
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot w/ side dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio IBZ S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio IBZ S1 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
1987 RG560 front.jpg
Front of body
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DiMarzio IBZ pickups
1987 RG560 rear.jpg
Rear of body
1987 RG560 plate.jpg
Metal Plate
1987 RG560 inlays.jpg
Fretboard & side markets
HSS 5-way split.png
Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Video

1987 Ibanez RG560 Custom Flame ( Review at Essex Recording Studios )
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