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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-25-2002, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Whats the difference between a 570 deluxe and a 770 deluxe

The few of these Ive seen look identical whats the difference between the two models???? They both have two hums and a single, edge bridge, sharkfin inlays and binding. Anybody????
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-25-2002, 08:10 AM
 
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Don't 550s have pickguards, whereas 570s do not?
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I wanted to post the same answer, until I realised he asked about the 770
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yeah im talking about the 770 and 570 deluxe series.
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Right,

There are several differences, the most obvious of which is the fingerboard. Maple on the 770DX and rosewood on the 570DX. The 770 also came with the ld fender style neck joint and the 570DX I believe had an AANJ. We in Europe also got the 670DX which was basically a hybrid of the two.

The 770DX has a clear scratchplate like on the multicolour JEMs I don't think the 570DX has one, I'm not sure if it has direct mounted pickups or not though or whether they're in mounting rings like a regular 570.

The 770DX has it's inlays and pickups and knobs and switch tip matched to the body colour the 570DX has regular black pickups and I believe metal knobs.

The 770DX also had the IBZ USA pickups whereas the 570DX came with V series pickups if I recall correctly.
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The 770 Dx Im referring to doesnt have a pickguard and also has a rosewood fretboard. When was the 570 first produced????
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I've never seen an RG770DX with a rosewood fingerboard and without a pickguard. Are you sure you've not been misinformed as to the guitars designation?

The regular RG770 has a rosewood fingerboard and no pickguard, I'm fairly sure that all RG770DX guitars have had the maple board and clear pickguard. There doesn't seem to be an RG770DX in any of the catalogues with a rosewood board.
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Well let me put it like this. If the regular 770 has rosewood and no guard why not the 770 deluxe? Ive got a picture of one with the works, only difference is it has direct mount pickups.
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The 770DX will have a clear pickguard, bound maple fingerboard, and body matched sharktoof inlays, pickups, and knobs.

IIRC correctly, we didn't have an RG570DX here in the States. We had an RG750 - Bound rosewood fingerboard, black pickguard and pickups. We had the RG550DX - with color matched mirror pickguard, and body matched fretmarkers.

I know, it seems backwards, but that's the way Ibanez decided to do it back in the early nineties. LOL

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Well I've got an RG770DX sitting in the next room. It has a maple board, direct mounted pickups and a clear scratchplate like all the other RG770DXs I've ever seen, like all the RG770DXs that are in the catalogues...

The regular RG770 had direct mounted pickups in 92.
HERE is a scan from Rich's site with the first catalogue appearence of the RG770DX next to a regular RG770.

HERE is the page from the catalogue where it states that, and HERE is a picture of an RG770 with direct mounted pickups.

I'll let someone else track down the years for the RG570DX as it's just about midnight here and I'm off to bed.
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The 770 with direct mount pickups in the link you just gave me is the one Im referring to. It has NO pickguard, even in the pics you provided. Ive always been under the assumption that the binding and inlays made it the deluxe model, hence the designation dx. Correct me if IM wrong, but itst the same way on teh 270 series and 570 series as well
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I have a 550 DX with a blue mirror pickguard, blue-ish body and a matching headstock. There is no binding and it has black dots on the maple fretboard. I've seen a pic of this exact guitar on the net before so I know mine is not a frankenstein.
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I also have a blue 550dlx with maple fretboard.There was also a 550ltd with color changing purple paint,purple mirrored guard and a bound rosewood board with sharktooth inlays.Both also had lo-pros.I think they were made from 91 to 93 or 94.
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The 770 with direct mount pickups in the link you just gave me is the one Im referring to. It has NO pickguard, even in the pics you provided. Ive always been under the assumption that the binding and inlays made it the deluxe model, hence the designation dx. Correct me if IM wrong, but itst the same way on teh 270 series and 570 series as well
Dude you're blind. LOL All 770DXes have a clear pickguard.

RG770s have no pickguard, bound rosewood boards, and sharktoof inlays. The RG770DX has all the cool color matching, bound maple board, and color matched sharktoof inlays. Notice the model numbers by the pictures of the actual guitars? The 770s with color matching end with "DX."

You're making the mistake of applying Ibanez's *current* model designations (binding and sharkteef) to the older models.
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I have a 550 DX with a blue mirror pickguard, blue-ish body and a matching headstock. There is no binding and it has black dots on the maple fretboard. I've seen a pic of this exact guitar on the net before so I know mine is not a frankenstein.
Yup. That's the guitar I was referring to in my earlier post. Cool guitars aren't they?
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