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For the model with the same name from 2018, see RG970QMZ.
RG970QMZ BDK
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The RG970QMZ is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2013. It was produced in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.

The RG970QMZ features a quilted maple top on a basswood body bolted to a maple and walnut Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fretboard with binding and offset mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio IBZ pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and an Edge Zero II tremolo with a removable ZPS tuning stabilizer and a locking nut.

The RG970QMZ was a limited run, spot model in Japan but was available more widely in other markets. The RG970WQMZ followed in 2015, with the main difference being the neck material. The RG970WBWZ is similar except it has a walnut burl top and uses different wood species for the neck.

The RG970QMZ was discontinued after 2014.

Specifications

Specifications for RG970QMZ (2013–2014)
Model name: RG970QMZ
Year(s) produced: 2013–2014
Sold in: Worldwide (except USA)
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Blazing Dusk (BDK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ quilted maple top and binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero II w/ ZPS3Fe stabilizer
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Premium
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio IBZ (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio IBZ (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio IBZ (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

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