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The RG581 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1998. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG581 features an alder body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and dot position markers. Components include a hard-tail bridge and Ibanez Vintage pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil.

The RG580 is a related model with a mahogany body and a double locking tremolo bridge.

The RG581 was only available in Japan and was discontinued after 1999.

Specifications

Specifications for RG581
Model name: RG581
Year(s) produced: 1998–1999
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Fixed bridge
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Black plastic
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
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):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources 

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