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For the earlier model with the same name, see RG970QMZ (2013–2014).
2018 RG970QMZ BIB
RG970QMZ Black Ice Burst Red copyright sprite

The RG970QMZ is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It was produced in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.

The RG970QMZ features a quilted maple top on an American basswood body bolted to a panga pang, maple, walnut and purpleheart Wizard neck with a 24-fret panga panga fretboard with binding, offset mother of pearl dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include DiMarzio 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 RG950FMZ is a similar model with a flamed maple top and a pickguard.

The RG970QMZ was discontinued after 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for RG970QMZ (2018)
Model name: RG970QMZ (2018)
Year(s) produced: 2018
Sold in: Asia / Europe
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black Ice Burst (BIB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood w/ quilted maple top & white binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero II w/ ZPS3Fe stabilizer
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Premium
Neck material:
11-piece panga panga/ maple/ walnut/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Panga panga w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
Luminescent side dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Premium edge treatment)
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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