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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 for 1997. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

This model 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

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 Neon (PN) 2002 / Purple Pearl (PP) 1997 / Rootbeer Metallic (RM) 2001–2002 / Sour Apple Sparkle (SS) 2000
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
1997–2000: Cosmo black
2001–2002: Powder cosmo
Neck
Neck type:
1997–2000: Wizard
2001–2002: Super Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ bubinga stripe
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
¼" pearloid dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
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
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Other available finishes
RG570 BK.jpg
Black
1997 RG570 BP.jpg
Black Pearl
RG570 CB.jpg
Cosmic Blue (2002)
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Flaked Blue
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Flaked Green
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Green
2000 RG570 IP.png
Iron Pewter
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Juniper Green
2002 RG570 PN.jpg
Purple Neon
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Purple Pearl
RG570 GN.jpg
Gray Nickel
2000 RG570 SS.jpg
Sour Apple Sparkle

Sources

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