Like all of the guitars in Ibanez's high-end J Custom line, the RG8570Z is brimming with looks, tone, and playability. Its beautiful AAA flamed maple-capped African mahogany body supplies unbelievable resonance and sustain. Its 5-piece neck provides a just-right feel, while a Prestige fret edge treatment infuses its bound rosewood fingerboard with the ultimate in smooth playability. The RG8570Z uses DiMarzio Tone Zone, True Velvet, and Air Norton humbuckers to push your amp for crunchy rhythms and hot leads. Beyond that, you can bend, twist, and dive-bomb with impunity, thanks to a Lo-Pro Edge tremolo. The RG8570Z features an eye-grabbing tree of life fingerboard inlay and Cosmo Black hardware.
Ibanez Wizard necks are thin and built for speed, and they enable effortless playability and comfort. The RG8570Z takes that design to the next level with its 5-piece maple/wenge J Custom Super Wizard HP neck. The just-right feel provided by this neck encourages lightning-fast runs, arpeggios, and hammer-ons. Capping the neck is a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, loaded with jumbo frets that are perfect for big note bends. Beyond that, the RG8570Z's frets have been given Ibanez's Prestige edge treatment, delivering the ultimate in smooth playability.
There's no denying the massive range of tone you can get out the Ibanez RG8570Z's trio of DiMarzio pickups. First, there's the DiMarzio Tone Zone at the bridge — a hot humbucker with a super-wide dynamic range. It's a perfect complement to the RG8570Z's DiMarzio Air Norton at the neck, which is deep, warm, and remarkably clean. Finally, a DiMarzio True Velvet in the middle position offers up clean, punchy high and midrange. You'll love this ultra-flexible pickup trio.
Whether you palm mute with precision or simply have a wild strumming style, few things are worse than getting hung up on your bridge during a furious performance. Guitar players at Music Experience all agree the Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge bridge gets out of the way of your playing while still serving up maximum expression and tuning stability. You'll barely know it's there, thanks to its streamlined profile and recessed fine tuners. And you'll have additional tuning stability thanks to the locking studs.
The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. Whether you favor a hardtail (fixed) bridge or our industry-leading locking tremolo system, the RG is a precision instrument.
Selected Rosewood fretboard with Flamed Maple binding and Tree of life inlay.
j.custom special neck joint offers superior playability at the high frets.
A Flamed Maple top and African Mahogany back body provides rich low end and a crisp high end.
RG j.custom Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Wenge neck includes Jumbo frets finished with j.custom special fret edge treatment for super smooth,comfortable performance. "Velvetouch" finish on neck back ensures "just right" feel and ease of play.
Recessed control knobs for better playability.
The DiMarzio® Air Norton™, True Velvet™ and Tone Zone® pickups offer depth, warmth and rich dynamics when combined with the 5-way pickup switch.
The ZPS3 is the next stage of zero point systems. Made of lightweight Duralumin, the addition of two outer springs makes the guitar easier to tune and provides much greater tuning stability. In fact, the other strings will stay in tune even if you break a string. If you prefer a full floating tremolo setup, simply remove the stop bar.
The Edge-Zero has a sharp knife-edge for extremely accurate tremolo playing. This tremolo also uses Ibanez innovations to keep string action constant and the bridge surface smooth. The specially designed arm socket prevents unnecessary wobble from the arm while providing full control over the arm's torque.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Material||African Mahogany|
|Top Material||AAA Flamed Maple|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Material||5-piece Maple/Wenge|
|Neck Shape||J Custom Super Wizard HP|
|Fingerboard Material||Bound Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Tree of Life|
|Number of Frets||24, Jumbo|
|Neck Pickup||DiMarzio Air Norton Humbucker|
|Middle Pickup||DiMarzio True Velvet Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||DiMarzio The Tone Zone Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x volume, 1 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RG8570Z-CRA|