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The RG8570MW is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in September 2016. It was released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Japanese handcrafted J Custom series.[1] It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG8570MW features a myrtle top on an ash body bolted to a titanium-reinforced maple and walnut neck with Velvetouch treatment and a rosewood fingerboard with a Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include DiMarzio pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, recessed Easy Access control knobs and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG8570BB is a similar model with a buckeye burl top on a mahogany body. The RG8570Z is a related model with a flamed maple top on a mahogany body, an Edge Zero tremolo and cosmo black hardware. The RG8570ZXX another related model with a curly maple top on mahogany body and an Edge Zero tremolo.

Initial production of the RG8570MW was limited to 20 units, but it was distributed outside Japan beginning in 2018 and presumably more were produced. It was discontinued after 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8570MW
Year(s) produced: 2016–2018
Sold in: Asia 2018 / Europe 2018 / North & South American and Oceania 2018 / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash w/ 4mm Myrtle top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J. Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Sources

  1. J Custom 20th Anniversary (microsite), Ibanez Japan, archived December 2017
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