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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

Hi Folks,

I'm currently looking to buy an RG. The guy claims it is an RGR 570 P 2, has wizard 2 neck 3 piece mahony, 1993, made in Japan, price about 550$, has a little fixed dent and an scratch on the side near the straplocks. Front and back should be perfect he says.

Could anyone confirm this model, because I can't find a thing about this model. Think the price is fair (every non european guitar is more expensive in europe compared to us). I've always digged and wanted reverse headstocks, same for white outline and especially with sharktooths. My RG570 and JS1000 have dots, normal headstock and no outline, so this is a variant that really would fit in

Thx 4 your advice. Here are some picks of the guitar. I've asked for some extra detailed ones.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 09:39 PM
 
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

Don't know, but there's a sweet 98 RG 570JG with all chrome hardware in the classfieds section here for $350. http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53078. If I had the money, it's be on the way to me.
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

Well, according to Ibanez register, it's an RGR570 IPT (iron pewter) and has a basswood body, not mahogany.

http://www.ibanezregister.com/Gallery/RG/gal-rgr570.htm
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

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Well, according to Ibanez register, it's an RGR570 IPT (iron pewter) and has a basswood body, not mahogany.

http://www.ibanezregister.com/Gallery/RG/gal-rgr570.htm
I think he was referring to the neck...

And no, there is no mahony, or mahogany for that matter , in the neck. It's maple w/ a bubinga stripe.

That's a fairly sweet axe too, reverse headstock and fins and all.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

I really would like a reverse, outlined, sharktooth neck, so thx for the link phantoms.

That RGR570 IPT is untill now the closest match indeed. What does "Iron Pewter" stand for ?

The neck sure is nog mahogany of course, that's simply rosewood. Maple necks are nice as well, but i'm a bit afraid of them because often wood that is too young is used, resulting is this kind of horror :
http://www.zwiergitaarbouw.nl/ibaneck.jpg
So I will never order a maple neck guitar blindly. I prefer to have any guitar I would want to buy in my hands first.

The new RG series, for example the RTG42DX which is the closest match to this used RGR available from the catalogue, has a Mahogany body. Earlier most 90ies models have mostly a basswood body, or am I wrong ?
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

Iron Pewter is a really dark pearlescent green

it's just the color code for the guitar's paint job.
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

You sure that's the original neck? I'm pretty sure the three piece like that wasn't around in '93...
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I don't where he got "93" from. Things that make me wonder if it's actually made in 93:

1. I thought I never saw the imprint "RG Series" on the head stock that early in the 90ies. I only started tot see that on Ibanezes since the late 90ies.
2. Same for the shape of the body where the neck is bolted on.

My 99 RG570 has these 2 characteristics. I'm waiting for the serial #
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 01:19 PM
 
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The RG Series thing is on my '94 RG670DXBK so that's OK. It's the bubinga stripe that would tell me it's not a '93!
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

ah, and antoher question. what is the story behind this stripe on the neck ? It has this "bubinga stripe" I thing SonataGuitarist was refering to ? is it a "good" thing ?
The link gpengiuns sent from Ibanezregister says the neck is a "superwizard" how do they comapre to Wizard II etc... ?

Thax for all your input guys, appreciate it !
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I got my RGR570 (Flaked Blue) in '97, here's a pic of it...


It's modded a bit, I'm gonna bin the Blue Mirror pick-up rings I bought and throw a Blue Mirror pickguard on it.
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ahan... his serial number is F9746415 MIJ, the printed booklet that came with his guitar (general ibanez) was printed in 1996. this changes things. He says that it came out the same year as the "Crystal blue" came out. Guess that is "Flaked Blue" RGR570 is talking about (Thx for the pic ! nice superpimped btw Do I actually see Blue strings on it ??? ). Have you been happy with this guitar RGR570?
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

Yeah, they are DR blue strings.

As for the guitar: I got it brand new in '97, mainly for the cool specs:- Reverse, colour matched headstock, bound neck, shark tooth inlays, Lo Pro Edge etc. I must admit that I prefer the (original) Wizard dimensions on my 540SLTD which I got new in '91, but yeah, all in all the RGR570 is a cool guitar.

IIRC, it was released in '97 in only 2 finishes, Iron Pewter (like the one you are interested in buying) and Flaked Blue (like mine).

There has been a distinct lack of reverse headstock models from Ibanez, so it's definitely a cool guitar to own, nearly as cool as a RG565 (but not quite).
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

And yeah, the bubinga stripe is definitely a good thing. Bubinga is a very stong wood, and prevents warping in the neck, plus it looks awesome!
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Re: RGR 570 ? Help needed on a buy

Alright, I just bought the RGR570. Went to test it ans it played very well, some dents and scratches on the sides that have been retouched, which could've been done beter, I have to see what I can do about it. If someone knows a good retouch tutorial to do it at it should be, would be welcome.

Reverse headstock, colour matched headstock, bound neck, shark tooth inlays, Lo Pro Edge is an awesome combo. All characteristics I really like and missed in my js1000 and classic RG570, so I'm happy there

What is so devine about a RG565 ? I've noticed they are wanted, but don't really know why.

another + SonataGuitarist, nice

Thx again for all you input.
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