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. 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.