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The RG870Z is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2011. It was made in Indonesia as part of the mid-level Premium line. In some cases, notably in the US, it was referred to as simply as the RG870.

The RG870Z features a basswood body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset pearl dot position markers. Components include newly developed Ibanez CAP-VM pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo with a removable ZPS stabilizer.

The RG870SPZ is a similar spot model with a flat black finish. The RG870QMZ is a similar model with a quilted maple top.

This was one of the initial models in the Premium line which are produced from higher grade materials and components in a separate facility from other Indonesian models.

The RG870Z was discontinued after 2012.


Specifications for RG870Z
Model name: RG870Z / RG870
Year(s) produced: 2011–2012
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Laser Blue (LB)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Edge Zero II w/ ZPS3Fe stabilizer
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Wizard Premium
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset pearl dot
24 / jumbo

  (Premium edge treatment)

Locking (barless)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez CAP-VM2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez CAP-VM1S (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez CAP-VM1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


Additional finishes/ details
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Laser Blue
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout


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