Another outstanding addition to Ibanez's 2018 J.Custom line, the RG8570Z in Black Rutile boasts typically precise hardware & electronics, top-class materials and alluring aesthetics. This thing simply has to be played to believed!
Body & Neck
African mahogany is the wood of choice for the body, with a gorgeous AAA flamed maple top - this ensures a resonant mid-range and plenty of top-end sparkle. Not only that, but it looks great with the transparent Black Rutile finish!
The neck is Ibanez's aptly-named Super Wizard 5-piece; this carefully designed combination of maple and wenge ensures the ultra-smooth playability you've come to expect from an Ibanez neck, as well as a brilliant snappy quality that'll effortlessly slice through any mix. A bound rosewood fretboard completes the wood selection, grounding this RG's tone with added resonance and warmth. The Tree of Life inlay simply adds to its already luxurious appearance!
Hardware & Electronics
You've got a triple-threat of DiMarzio pickups to play with. In the neck, you've got the Air Norton, aimed at reduced string pull for better sustain, as well as giving you pristine harmonics for a neck pickup. In the middle position, you've got the True Velvet, offering excellent clarity and low noise for those out-of-phase sounds. Finally, in the bridge you're armed with the Tone Zone, a high-output pickup that boasts a wide dynamic range with rich overtones - your sound is guaranteed to soar!
Cosmo black hardware complete the picture, including Ibanez's signature Edge-Zero locking tremolo bridge for amazing tuning stability. This model also features the ZPS3 stabiliser, designed to ensure that the trem always returns to its perfect 'zero' point. Bad intonation is a thing of the past!
- Neck: Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Wenge neck
- Fingerboard: Bound Selected Rosewood fretboard w/Tree of Life inlay
- Frets: Jumbo frets w/J.Custom fret edge treatmen
- Body: AAA Flamed Maple (4mm) top/African Mahogany (40mm) body
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Air Norton (H) neck pickup
- Middle Pickup: DiMarzio True Velvet (S) middle pickup
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) bridge pickup
- Bridge: Edge-Zero tremolo bridge w/ZPS3
- Hardware Colour: Cosmo Black
- Accessories: Hardshell case included