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For the model with the similar name introduced in 2009, see RG8570Z.
2004 RG8570 TT
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The RG8570 is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2001. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line. It was also referred to as the JCRG-80.

The RG8570 features a mahogany body with a flame maple top bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with offset mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups in an HSH configuration, an Edge Pro double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.

The RG8570M is a very similar model with a maple fretboard. The RG8520 is another similar model which lacks the middle pickup. The RG8670 is similar, but with an ebony fretboard with a Tree of Life inlay and violet chrome hardware. The RG9570 is similar but with neck-through construction, an ebony fretboard and cosmo white hardware.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8570
Model name: RG8570/ JCRG-80
Year(s) produced: 2001–2004
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Deep Red (DR) 2003–2004 / Natural (NT) / Transparent Blue (TB) 2004 / Transparent Turquoise (TT) 2003–2004 / Vintage Violin (VV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2001–2002: Honduran mahogany w/ flame maple top
2003–2004: Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2001–2002: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
2003–2004: Edge Pro tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flame maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (SBB216-195)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
2004 RG8570 DR
Deep Red
2002 RG8570 NT
Natural
Transparent Blue
2001 RG8570 VV
Vintage Violin
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