For the model with the similar name offered in 2003–2004, see RG8570.
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The RG8570Z is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The RG8570Z features a flamed maple top with binding on an African mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with Velvetouch finish and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and a Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a removable ZPS tuning stabilizer, DiMarzio pickups with Air Norton and Tone Zone humbuckers flanking a True Velvet single-coil, recessed Easy Access control knobs and Gotoh tuning machines. Starting in 2010 titanium reinforcing rods were added to the neck.

In late 2017 the neck construction was changed from maple and walnut to maple and wenge. Additionally three new finishes were added. A new Rhodonite Pink finish was added for 2018 as a spot model for sale exclusively by retailer Ishibashi in Japan.[1] This finish was offered in Europe and Asia in 2019.

For 2019 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with macassar ebony for guitars produced for markets outside of Japan; the Japanese model retains the rosewood fretboard.

It replaced the RG8470Z with the primary difference being a new middle pickup. While most J Custom models are sold exclusively in Japan, the RG8570Z was also offered in Europe starting in 2016 and in other markets worldwide (except China) starting in 2018.

The RG8570ZL (2015–2017) and RG8570ZL are left-handed versions. The RG8570ZXX is a similar limited production model with a curly maple top and gold hardware.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8570Z
Model name: RG8570Z
Year(s) produced: 2009–2021
Sold in: Asia 2018–2021 / China 2018–2021 / Europe 2016–2021 / North & South America and Oceania 2018–2021 / Japan / USA 2018–2021
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Almandite Garnet (AGT) 2017–2021 / Bright Brown Rutile (BBE) 2012–2017 / Black Onyx (BX) / Black Rutile (BRE) 2017–2021 / Brownish Sphalerite (BSR) 2020–2021 / Chrysocolla (CRA) 2017–2021 / Divine Amber (DA) 2011 / Purple Amethyst (PA) 2009–2012 / Royal Blue Sapphire (RBS) 2014–2021 / Red Spinel (RS) / Rhodonite Pink (RPK) 2018–2021 [Japan only] / Sodalite (SDE) 2017
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ 4mm AAA flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer (10.8mm string spacing)
Strap buttons:
Gotoh Free Lock-II
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
2009: Super Wizard
2010–2012: RG J Custom
2013–2021: RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
2009:5-piece maple/ walnut
2010–2017:5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
2017–2021:5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2009–2019: Rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
2019–2020: Macassar ebony w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone & mother of pearl 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 The Tone Zone (H) passive/ alnico
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H) passive/ alnico
Switch:
VLX91
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled side mount)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario EXL120)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Other available finishes/ details
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Almandite Garnet
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Bright Brown Rutile
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Black Onyx
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Black Rutile
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Brownish Sphalerite
2017 RG8570Z CRA 00 01.png
Chrysocolla
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Purple Amythyst
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Rhodonite Pink
2016 RG8570Z RBS 00 01.png
Royal Blue Sapphire
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Sodalite
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Pickup switching
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Control layout
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Rear of body (BSR finish)

Video

Ibanez RG8570Z-AGT ( featuring Ichika )
Ibanez RG8570Z-BRE ( featuring Ichika )
Ibanez RG8570Z - Rhodonite Pink ( Review )

Sources

  1. RG8570Z-RPK listing, Ishibashi (retailer website), archived July 2018
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