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The RG970XL is an RG series baritone solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2001. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The most notable feature of the RG970XL is the 27" baritone scale neck that allows it to be tuned to a lower range and/or use a higher string gauge. Other features include a basswood body with binding bolted to that long maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and offset abalone dot position markers. Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG1077XL is a somewhat similar seven-string baritone model.

The RG970XL was discontinued after two years in production.


Specifications for RG970XL
Model name: RG970XL
Year(s) produced: 2001–2002
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF) / Royal Blue Flat (RBF)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ top binding
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Powder cosmo
Neck type:
Wizard 27"
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
686mm/ 27"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


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