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The RG565R is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1989. It was made a very limited production spot model or prototype which was produced in Japan by FujiGen. It is variously referred to as the RG565DX and the RG765.

The RG565R features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a reverse headstock and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez pickups with a rails-sytle single-coil sized humbucking pickup at the neck and a traditional humbucker in the bridge position, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG565 is a regular production model which followed the RG565R in 1991; the RG565 has a maple fretboard with color matched dot position markers and a single-coil sized humbucker at the neck, but is otherwise similar.

The RG565R was produced only in 1989. Precise production numbers for this model are unknown (at least outside Ibanez), but speculation is that as few as a couple hundred or fewer examples were produced.

Specifications

Specifications for RG565R
Model name: RG565R / RG565DX / RG765
Year(s) produced: 1989
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Candy Apple (CA) / Desert Sun Yellow (DY)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Tek Grip
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-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
1989 RG565R DY
Desert Sun Yellow[1]
HS 3-way
Pickup switching
Controls VT3L
Controls layout

Sources

  1. Image courtesy of Paul Susi and used by permission.
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