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The RG8570ZXX is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in August 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 RG8570ZXX features a curly maple top with binding on a mahogany body bolted to a titanium-reinforced maple and walnut neck with Velvetouch treatment and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with maple binding and Tree of Life inlays. Components include DiMarzio pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil, an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and removable ZPS tuning stabilizer, recessed Easy Access control knobs and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG8570Z is a similar model with a flamed maple top and cosmo black hardware.

Production of the RG8570ZXX was limited to just 20 units and ended in 2017.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8570ZXX
Year(s) produced: 2016–2017
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural Flat (NTF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ AAA curly maple top & binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
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 pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Sources

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