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Any thoughts? Am selling on but want to ensure I don't mislead anyone.

Ibanez Prestige Custom guitar. Serial F0425369, production year 2004, Fugjigen Gakki, Japan. 24 fret.

Very dark black/green colour - looks black most of the time

Single piece Wizard Prestige (?) neck, Ibanez floating trem, uprated pickup which doesn't help. Rosewood fingerboard and body probably basswood - feels about right. Sustains well.

So what model is it? I bought it a few years ago when it was listed as a customised RG570, but given the serial I think that's impossible - it's certainly decent enough and I've owned high end Ibanez which compare to this, but is very weird....





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Any thoughts on this one?
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I'd say that's a 1570 - they came in a variety of colours that year, 3pc maple neck, cosmo hardware. So, it would've come out of the factory as a HSH (usual oem pups) without a pickguard. Looks cool though, you don't see many single hum RGs, the only recentish (like, mid 00s) factory one I can think of was the black 2610E.

Pu looks like some kind of DiMarzio, you'd have to pull it to check what model it is.
 

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I'd say that's a 1570 - they came in a variety of colours that year, 3pc maple neck, cosmo hardware. So, it would've come out of the factory as a HSH (usual oem pups) without a pickguard. Looks cool though, you don't see many single hum RGs, the only recentish (like, mid 00s) factory one I can think of was the black 2610E.

Pu looks like some kind of DiMarzio, you'd have to pull it to check what model it is.
I'm pretty sure it's a Tone Zone - great PU but would have been helpful to know what the original was. The neck looks single piece to me? I do like the look of it - reminds me of old style 80s single humbucker charvels etc. Alas my hair not as long as it used to be...! Might get the pickguard off tonight for interest's sake.
 

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If you look closely, you can see the three pieces of maple laminated lengthwise, the grain differs. At some point Ibanez reintroduced additional thin walnut strips between so it became a 5pc, which continues to be used on various models, like the Genesis.

Original pickups would've been V7/S1/V8, as per 550/570 for the longest time. If it's a Tone Zone (agree it looks like it might be!), it'll have a sticker with 'DP155' on it.

Overall condition looks good too (y), have seen many from that era where the Edge Pro is quite badly corroded.
 

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You're quite right, I hadn't spotted the laminate. Just explored further with the pickguard off and was definitely HSH previously so think an RG1570 is the right result. Thanks everyone for your help! 👍



If you look closely, you can see the three pieces of maple laminated lengthwise, the grain differs. At some point Ibanez reintroduced additional thin walnut strips between so it became a 5pc, which continues to be used on various models, like the Genesis.

Original pickups would've been V7/S1/V8, as per 550/570 for the longest time. If it's a Tone Zone (agree it looks like it might be!), it'll have a sticker with 'DP155' on it.

Overall condition looks good too (y), have seen many from that era where the Edge Pro is quite badly corroded.
 
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