For other RG570 models, see RG570 (disambiguation).
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The RG570 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It replaced an earlier RG570 which has slightly different specs. This new model was available only in the USA until 2002 when it was also offered in Europe. The previous model continued to be offered in Japan through 1997.

The RG570 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a bubinga "skunk stripe" and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. It has Ibanez V7 and V8 humbucking pickups flanking an Ibanez S1 single-coil; the pickups are mounted to pickup rings. Components include an original Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG550 is a similar model with pickguard-mounted pickups and a maple fretboard. The RGR570 is a similar model with a reversed headstock and sharktooth fretboard inlays. The RG517 is a near identical model from 1996 with the Flaked Blue and Flaked Green finishes which were offered on the RG570 in 1997. A left-handed version, the RG570L was introduced in 2002.

The RG570 was replaced for 2003 by the RG1570, which was part of the expanded Prestige line.


Specifications for RG570 (1997–2002)
Model name: RG570 (1997–2002)
Year(s) produced: 1997–2002
Sold in: Europe 2002 only / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2002 / Black Pearl (BP) 1997 / Cosmic Blue (CB) 2002 / Flaked Blue (FBL) 1997 / Flaked Green (FGR) 1997 / Gray Nickel (GN) 1999–2002 / Green (GR) 1998 / Iron Pewter (IP) 1998–2000 / Juniper Green (JG) 1998 / Purple Pearl (PP) 1997 / Rootbeer Metallic (RM) 2001–2002 / Sour Apple Sparkle (SS) 2000
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
1997–2000: Cosmo black
2001–2002: Powder cosmo
Neck type:
1997–2000: Wizard
2001–2002: Super Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ bubinga stripe
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
6¼mm pearloid dot
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):


Other available finishes
RG570 BK
1997 RG570 BP
Black Pearl
RG570 CB
Cosmic Blue (2002)
1997 RG570 FBL
Flaked Blue
1997 RG570 FGR
Flaked Green
1998 RG570 GR
2000 RG570 IP
Iron Pewter
1998 RG570 JG
Juniper Green
1997 RG570 PP
Purple Pearl
RG570 RM
Rootbeer Metallic
2000 RG570 SS
Sour Apple Sparkle


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