The RG8570 is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2001. It was made in Japan by Sugi 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 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) 2001–2004 / Transparent Blue (TB) 2004 / Transparent Turquoise (TT) 2003–2004 / Vintage Violin (VV)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2001–2002: Honduran mahogany w/ flame maple top 2003–2004: Mahogany w/ flame maple top