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Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar

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The Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar has a light and resonant basswood body that makes it easy to shoulder through long gigs. The Wizard Prestige neck w...Click To Read More About This Product

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Hard-rocking axe with super-flash colors.

The Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar has a light and resonant basswood body that makes it easy to shoulder through long gigs. The Wizard Prestige neck with jumbo frets is especially hand-friendly. Features an Edge Pro bridge and a V7/S1/V8 pickup array. Finish has a color-changing or mirage effect as you move. Includes Ibanez hardshell case.

IBZ V7 (Vintage 7) pickup is tight, but bright. Very dynamic for chording and rhythm. S1 single coil dishes out plenty of clear mids. IBZ V8 (Vintage 8) pickup is a warm, yet articulate lead pickup with enhanced overtones Good harmonics without excessive brightness.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • 5-piece maple Wizard Prestige neck
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • IBZ V7 humbucking neck pickup
  • IBZ S1 single-coil mid pickup
  • IBZ V8 humbucking bridge pickup
  • Pearl dot inlay
  • Black hardware
  • Edge Pro bridge
  • Color-changing mirage finishes
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IbanezRG1570 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 103 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A player's axe

I have the predecessor to the model you are viewing (the RG 570). I have owned this guitar for about 14 years and have only minor complaints. The guitar has withstood various forms...Read complete review

I have the predecessor to the model you are viewing (the RG 570). I have owned this guitar for about 14 years and have only minor complaints. The guitar has withstood various forms of punishment from regular usage and continues to be my favored axe. The good: The guitar's low profile neck makes fretting much easier than using something like a Les Paul. With 24 frets you can shred through any song without any fret limitations. The standard Ibanez pickups go unchanged in my guitar as they have have met my criteria for sound quality. The Floyd Rose imitation tremolo is very usable and provides easy to use string tuning refinement. After 14 years of storage/usage the body has developed a hairline crack through the finish. However, playability and tonality go unmarred. The guitar allows any user to develop any type of tone they desire. However, making the guitar sound "fat" is more difficult to do because it has characteristics similar to a Fender strat. The bad: My particular guitar had a poor soldering job done at the factory. This was corrected and overall the guitar has remained my favored axe.Low factory action, light weight and great tone. What more can you ask for?

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Not Impressed

I had to return one just to get a playable guitar. For a guitar in this price range it really leave alot ot be desired. The action is very high due to improperly fitted...Read complete review

I had to return one just to get a playable guitar. For a guitar in this price range it really leave alot ot be desired. The action is very high due to improperly fitted locking nut, the pickups are very weak and need replacement right out of the box. The finish is brittle and easily chipped. All in all for a guitar of this price it is very disappointing.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By DwellerofRhymes

from Nicosia, Cyprus

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is simply awesome. The neck is thin and allows shredding and sweeping very easily. The tremolo is also great and can sustain tuning for quite some time. The finish is probably one of the best I've seen, changing colors from each angle (completely black, yellow, orange, red, green). For the people who might be worried about the pick-ups I assure you that the V8 (bridge humbucker)produces an overwhelming lead sound, personally I was so amazed with it, and the V7 and S1 are also good enough. Overall I would say it's probably one of the best guitars in that price level especially for soloing. For people who play power metal (like me) it's a must-buy-guitar, but it performs equally good in all other genres too.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A player's axe

By Mike-Ng0EK

from Sterling, CT

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I have the predecessor to the model you are viewing (the RG 570). I have owned this guitar for about 14 years and have only minor complaints. The guitar has withstood various forms of punishment from regular usage and continues to be my favored axe. The good: The guitar's low profile neck makes fretting much easier than using something like a Les Paul. With 24 frets you can shred through any song without any fret limitations. The standard Ibanez pickups go unchanged in my guitar as they have have met my criteria for sound quality. The Floyd Rose imitation tremolo is very usable and provides easy to use string tuning refinement. After 14 years of storage/usage the body has developed a hairline crack through the finish. However, playability and tonality go unmarred. The guitar allows any user to develop any type of tone they desire. However, making the guitar sound "fat" is more difficult to do because it has characteristics similar to a Fender strat. The bad: My particular guitar had a poor soldering job done at the factory. This was corrected and overall the guitar has remained my favored axe.Low factory action, light weight and great tone. What more can you ask for?

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely the best guitar for the price

By Big Daddy Nemesis

from Oklahoma City, Ok

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I've owned every brand and every model of major guitar, and my 1570 is hands down the best playing instrument I have ever played. The pictures do the paint absolutely no justice. I took it in to get it restringed with some Markleys and everyone in Guitar Center huddled around like a celebrity was there. It's gorgeous, the radius is perfect for my medium-large hands, and the pickups (though not evo quality) have great clarity and sustain. It came in a very nice prestige case that says nothing less than classy. If you are wanting a great guitar for under a grand, you won't find a better looking, playing, or sounding instrument than this.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I own a Gibson Les Paul Standard, a Fender American Deluxe Fat Strat, a Peavey T-60, and the Ibanez RG1570. I saw Dave Uhrich play an Ibanez guitar years ago but didn?t know what model it was. I then discovered Joe Satriani so I decided to buy the RG1570 and replaced the pickups with DiMarzio PAF and FRED pickups. I did this to try and simulate the JS1200 for a lot less money. This guitar is a sleeper and one of the best-kept secrets in the world of guitars. The DiMarzio pickups work great in this guitar and it is the most versatile guitar I own. It will play clean channels with no distortion and even does a respectable job simulating an acoustic guitar with the right effects. It will play blues with the best of them and if you want screaming sustain that goes on for days this guitar does it with ease. From clean, to blues, to shedder extraordinaire, through Marshall or Fender amps, this amazing guitar is the axe to own. I?d never sell it and if it were ever stolen I?d buy another one in a heartbeat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bang for your buck

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I own a les paul and a fender strat and think this guitar defeats both. I get nice clean sounds with s1 and heavy tones with the HB's. This guitar, while doesn't have a fancy finish, is a great value considered the playablility, pickups, and trem system.Stays in tune with heavy bombs and the neck lets you glide across it with ease. Play one and see for yourself. Changing strings takes a little longer but after a while it gets easier. I love this guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite guitar for the last 9 years!

By The Dirty One

from Wheeling, WV

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Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

The only reason this guitar doesn't get a 10 from me is the unknown factor - I am basing my review on the 2003 model, and have not played the latest and greatest. The pickups (in their prime) had distinctly unique tones and the bridge is still as sound today as it was 9 years ago. Any guitar will need adjustments over its life, and mine has only required minor ones at that. I would reccomend this guitar to anyone who played any style. My guitar shreds (as that's mainly what I do) but it also sings, cries, jives, and funks with the best of them.
I have the 7-string model that was released about 9 or 10 years ago (at half the price mind you ) I got it as a graduation present from my mother and it has received my tender loving care ever since. Even now all these years later, I have yet to replace ANYTHING on it. The Edge-Pro Trem is (after aquainting yourself with it) a very easy to use trem and quite easy to re-string. All the hardware is grade A and the tone and volume pots are smooth and easily manipulated.

Over the years the pick-ups have deteriorated a bit. The tone is a little dark and muddy after 9 years, but out of the box they were hot hot hot! I plan on replacing them with dimarzio liqui-fire and crunch-labs soon. (keep in mind this will be my first mod on this guitar after 9 years!) That being said, the different pickups actually produce distintly different tones. It has a 5-way switch that have entirely diferent voices. I will refer to them by numbers, with bridge position being 1, and full neck position being 5. 1 is striking and clear, suitable for everyday riffing and jamming. Leads cut through here. 2 is very jazzy sounding. the mix of the upper part of the bridge humbucker and the middle single coil is very tube-y. This is my favorite position to play in. Makes my guitar sound a little like a bass. 3 is all single coil. Take it or leave it. 2 has a nice balance of volume between the lower and upper strings and doesn't sacrifice tonality. 1 leaves lower strings sounding a bit muddy (maybe its just all the miles on my axe) but give my lead playing a very John Petrucci-esque sound. I reccomend this setting for your "comfortably numb moment"
Again, the quality is fantasic. My guitar out of the box was built for range and speed. The neck is sturdy and has only required minimal adjustments over the years (mainly when moving to more humid climates) The Edge-Pro trem system is sound and smooth. The springs need replaced on mine, but again - I have had it for a loooong time.
I can't make a judgement on the present value of the instrument as when I received it, it was a special order item from the factory that cost a fraction of todays price. But by today's standards I would still purchase this instrument for the current retail price. I suppose with the modern updates it will have inevitably received I would call this a good buy. If the past generation model is still holding up for me, then the present day model will surely hold up for you!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bottom line up front...This guitar is awesome.

By Robert Schultz

from Crestview, FL

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

This is an awesome guitar. Other than the pickups, you will not be disapointed. I searched, played, and researched all different types of guitars for 5 months in the $900 to $1100 price range and this one was the best. The only thing that came close to this guitar was an ESP LTD H-1000 7 string and a Jackson SLSMG Soloist. It's all about preference and if you play fast and like to shred, get this guitar. It's the best in its price range.
Ibanez has out done themselves. Don't worry about it, you won't be disapointed. This guitar is so nice, you'd think they would charge more for it. I've recently rediscovered my shredding roots and this reprodution of the 80's and 90's RG 570 is even better than the original. Everything about this guitar is great except the pickups. The factory V7, V8, and S7 are weak. I replaced them with some DiMarzio's (D Activator, Evolution and Injector), now this thing screams! I'm very satisfied with the performance, quality, and craftsmanship of this guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A steve vai guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

It is an amazing guitar for the price. I would easily buy that guitar for twice the amount. It has great features such as the edge pro trem, which is on the higher models. The woods are good for the price. The pickups are brilliant for clean and distorted sounds, warm sound with a great lead tone. Sometimes not quite enough power but I am upgrading them to evos, however the stock pickups are great!!! The neck and the playability is the best part of the guitar. The fastest guitar I have ever played on! Looks damn good and can do any style, it is amazing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You need this guitar!

By Xx RG xX

from Detroit, MI

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Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for 7 years now. In those 7 years I've acquired nearly 2 dozen other guitars of all types and this is by far still my favorite. Nothing feels wrong about it.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not A Guitar To Buy

By zccarlitos

from El Paso, TX

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

My first guitar was a Squier but of course you always want to improve your sound quality and everything. I bought this guitar because I thought it would be nice because of the tremolo bar and the tuning system and everything but it totally sucks. It takes you about 2 weeks to get it to stay in tune when getting new string. I preferred to use my squier instead of this guitar. If you touch the tremolo bar all the stings will go out of tune and it is supposed to have a technology that keeps that string in tune. Don't buy this guitar unless you want to have a damn hard time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar!

By Duffer357

from Minnesota

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

My RG1570 arrived. I had been looking for a suitable change of pace/back up to my main live guitar, a Music Man Axis. I've owned just about every decent model out there at one time or another (Les Pauls, Fenders, PRS, Jacksons, ESPs, etc.), and something just keeps bringing me back to Ibanez. The necks are smooth and fast and the Edge trems are some of the best in the business, IMO.The verdict: I play mostly harder rock through a Mesa Dual Rec for recording and a Line 6 HD147 live, and this 1570 plays and sounds great through both. Although, I will say that the stock pickups are a little muddy for my taste- not bad, just not quite bright enough for me. If you're going to add this to your cart and you like your highs to cut through the mix, save yourself some time and throw a Dimarzio Tone Zone and an Air Norton in, too. They will make a great guitar an awesome guitar. I ordered mine today, and with those, my RG1570 will be a 5 out of 5!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not as goog as they all say.

By Mark-ouhO1

from plainfield Ill

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

When i got mine from ibanez the action was as high as a acoustic guitar and the neck needed serious adjustment .not the ibanez guitars of the late 80s and 90s when you could buy one that nite and go right to a show and jam your ass off, sorry ibanez you lost it.

 
4.0

good deal at used price

By bo

from helena,mt

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Pros

  • Neck Smooth And Fast

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

Above average guitar. The pickups are below average. I replaced them with infinitys. The body of rg's are thicker than they need to be and the bevel for your right arm is not in a postion that is comfortable. I prefer the s series guitars for comfort. Ibanez needs to make a s series guitar with a fixed bridge, or develope the rga, a prestige with a fixed bridge. Lets get real how many times do you really use a tremelo when playing songs for money.

 
5.0

My Ibanez

By Tony From (Panel Vent)

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar the other day, I picked it up at the store and I just couldn't put it down. I loved its features and just the way it felt to play. My Ibanez has a red/black swirl paint job, and it looks sweet. I plan to use it at the Orbit room for the Xposure music Festival February 9th. If you are looking for a serious guitar, I would recommend this one.

 
5.0

RG1570MRB

By RG350DXBK

from Nebraska

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Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I have been playing an Ibanez RG350DX (Discontinued Black) since December of 1998... it's still a perfectly balanced guitar and holds tune as well now as it did then... but I wanted something a little more higher in craft and quality from Ibanez... I love the RG's so naturally I started there. After about 10 regular RG's and a couple Prestige models I settled on this one... which was the first Prestige I played and the last. It has a comfortable balanced weight. A speedy and sweet feeling 24 fret Wizard Neck. It has the infamous (whether you like them or not) V-series pickups from the traditional RG550 era (which are literally Dimarzio knock-offs... but great for stock manufactuer PUPS). The Edge trem has been around and overhauled many, many times since it's creation and still is my favorite Floyd. If you don't like Floyds then get a set trem or hardtail bridge Prestige... just don't pass up the Prestige on the wall before really trying it out. I've owned very many guitars in my time, and this one is my favorite and probably will be until something more spectacular is created at the FujiGen shop in Japan... Nice job Team J Craft!!!

 
4.0

Good Guitar, but...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

My opinion of this guitar has been changing over the time that I've had it. I bought it in the summer, about 3 years ago, thinking it would be amazing. And it was for a while, until winter came along. Humidity changes had a huge effect on the guitar. Backbowed neck, intonation problems (no idea how that happened), and buzzy frets. I was extremely disappointed, and had to go get it set up. Cmae back fully functional, and I thought, oh good, this probably won't happen again. But three weeks later, exact same problems. Frequent set ups are essential during the winter, I had come to learn. Also, the tremolo does NOT handle use as well as it should. The strings do slip, causing detuning. Mind you, this nothing extreme, but it is annoying. Because when this happens, you need to go into the back with a screwdriver and fix the tremolo height, for every half turn on the machine heads. This is a very high maintenance guitar, and is pretty much only good for metal. I would not recommend this guitar as a "second" guitar (the guitar after the very first), it is frustrating. Changing strings takes at least two hours for me, and in all honesty, all the work isn't really worth it. Especially because I pretty much grew out of metal, and this guitar isn't very good for much else. I replaced it with a beautiful new PRS (quite a step up), with a nice, low maintenance fixed bridge. To conclude, this is a very good metal guitar, if one is willing to spend half of their playing time setting it up.

 
5.0

Best Guitar For Metal

By Metalmaniac07

from Winston-Salem North Carolina

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I play for a local band called DEMENTIA from WINSTON-SALEM N.C. and we play a style of Metallica! I am the lead guitarists and that kind of music calls for alot of fast as hell solos. This guitar shreds like no other. With the wizard neck, I can play as fast as my hands can move. And with the edge pro tremolo system, I can dive and scream as much as I want to without having to worry about it going out of tune! And if you want that Mettalica grunge, you got it because the pickups are awesome! Hell, Everything about this guitar is awesome! No regrets, You need to get this guitar! Cheep as hell and the best guitar i've ever played!

 
5.0

Very good bang for buck

By Infil

from New York

Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

This is the first guitar I have purchased in nearly 10 years, and have to say things have come a long way. My background is ESP and Gibson and in all honesty, this is not far behind my KH2 neck through. Playability is excellent, very minor fret buzz towards the nut, but minimal. The trem definately feels more controllable than the rose setups, the only thing I don't like is having the single coil in the middle, takes getting used to and has required me to rework my pick attack a bit. Very good overall quality, for stock pickups these are excellent, very rounded and versatile.

 
5.0

Wow, a great guitar

By Yngwie-Wannabe

from Florida

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Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I've been skeptical about Ibanezes for years now. But I played this thing yesterday and I've got to say it was the best guitar I've played in a long time. The Prestige neck is amazing, it was probably the best feature. The bridge is really good, up and down and the tuning is still right. The pickups were really nice through a Mesa tube amp, but I think a change to Diamrzios would've done wonders. For the price, Ibanez knows what thy're doing.

 
5.0

Plays like a dream!!!

By Kreed632

from Conway, SC

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Comments about Ibanez RG1570 Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for about four months now. My favorite feature is the Wizard neck with jumbo frets. It plays like a dream and is very comfortable. The only issue that I have is that the pickups are a little thin sounding, but are fine until you can buy replacments. Overall, I cannot see myself getting rid of this guitar, only upgrading it tone wise. Great buy!!!

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