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The RG770 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1990. It was originally part of the Roadstar II series, which became known as the RG series. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG770 features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with shark's tooth position markers. Components include DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA pickups with a pair of F2 humbuckers flanking a C2 noiseless, stacked single-coil, a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The pickups on the RG770 were mounted in pickup rings in 1990 and 1991, but starting in 1992 they were mounted directly to the body. Also in 1992 a new low-profile tremolo was swapped out for the original Edge.

The RG570 which was introduced a year earlier, is similar but has Ibanez pickups, dot inlays and lacks the fretboard binding.

The RG770FM is a similar model with a flame maple top. The RG770DX is a related model with a maple fretboard with color-matched inlays and a clear pickguard. The RG770QM is a related model with a quilted maple top and dot fretboard markers.

For the Japanese market, a model with a special paisley graphic finish was made, known as the RG770 CP-P. In catalogs, this model was shown with the somewhat different Cutaway Heel neck joint. A similar finish was available for the RG760.

The RG770 was discontinued after 1993. In 1994, a similar model with gold hardware was introduced as the RG770G as one of the last models of the RG700 subseries. A lot of recent models such as the RG2570Z are still based on the RG770 setup.


Specifications for RG770
Model name: RG770
Year(s) produced: 1990–1993
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 1991–1993 / Crystal Pearl - Paisley (CP-P) 1990–1991 (Japan only) / Emerald Green (EG) 1993 / Grape Ice (GI) 1991 / Laser Blue (LB) 1990–1992 / Purple Metallic (PM) 1990 / Purple Neon (PN) 1992
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
CP-P finish only: Cutaway heel
1990-1991: Edge tremolo
1992–1993: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
1990–1991: 1-piece maple
1992–1993: 1-piece quartersawn maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Middle pickup:
1990 & 1991 (EU & JP): IBZ/USA C2 (S)
1991 (US) & 1992–1993: IBZ/USA C3 (S)
Neck pickup:
1990-1991 (EU & JP): IBZ/USA F2 (H)
US & 1992-1993 (EU & JP): IBZ/USA F4 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
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Crystal Pearl - Paisley
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Emerald Green
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Grape Ice
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Purple Metallic
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Purple Neon
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout
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Wiring diagram


Ibanez RG770 Laser Blue ( Review )