This page is about the late 2020 reissue. For other RG565 models, see RG565 (disambiguation).
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The RG565 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model reissued by Ibanez in late 2020. This model is a reissue of the original RG565, which was produced in 1991 and 1992.

Similarities to the classic RG565 include a basswood body, a tilt neck joint with a stamped metal plate, a reversed headstock, a maple fingerboard with color-matched dot position markers and an original Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut. Differences include a five-piece laminated maple and walnut neck (the original neck was one-piece maple) and the pickups which consist of an Ibanez V8 humbucker at the bridge and an Ibanez Infinity R single-coil sized humbucker at the neck.

Other models in the Genesis Collection include the RG550, RG570, RG521 and RG550DX.


Specifications for RG565
Model name: RG565 (2020)
Year(s) produced: 2020–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Emerald Green (EG) / Fluorescent Orange (FOR)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (black)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Color-matched dot
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R (S)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario EXL120)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
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Emerald Green
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout
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Rear of body


Ibanez RG565 Genesis featuring Sam Bell


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