Ibanez RG3570Z Review
Manufactured in Japan 2009 RG3570Z
The Ibanez RG3570Z is an RG series Prestige electric guitar model introduced in 2009. Features include a basswood body, DiMarzio pickups, an Edge Zero tremolo and a bound fingerboard with wedge sharktooth inlays. Unique are the classic Ibanez 80s finishes combined with yellow pickups and control knobs. It was introduced at the 2009 Winter NAMM for the US market and added to the line-up in Japan later that year. For 2010, it is available worldwide. New for 2009 and this model was the Super Wizard Prestige neck profile. In 2010 it was renamed the Super Wizard HP neck, now with KTS Titanium reinforcement rods.
Made in: Japan
Finish: LB (Lazer Blue) (2009-2011)
Bridge:Edge Zero with ZPS3
Hardware color:Cosmo Black
Neck type:2009: Super Wizard Prestige
Neck material: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut
Frets:24 / Jumbo
Bridge PU:DiMarzio Tone Zone
Mid PU:DiMarzio True Velvet
Neck PU:DiMarzio Air Norton
Controls:1 Volume / 1 Tone / 5-Way Lever
Finally got one of the Ibby's I've been searching for, forever. It's just like the blue one Ben has, he beat me to it!!
This is honestly the best guitar I've ever played. The neck is straight as an arrow and the action is so low that I can barely believe it. The guitar almost plays itself. It's got the Super Wizard 17mm @ the nut super slim profile that makes playing almost effortless. There is very little arm fatigue, even after extended playing times. Very little finger pressure is required to fret. This guitar would make a great addition to any collection. It's 5 way switch and dimarzio pickups allow a wide variety of tones from humbucker to single coil, to blends in between. It's a hugely versatile instrument, at home playing Metal or Jazz.
These are no longer made which is a shame. They are amazing instruments. If you can find one, especially in decent shape, expect to pay around $1,000 U.S. for it. Give or take. If you do find one, GET IT!! you will not be sorry. It's the jewel of my collection and I find myself not playing my other guitars at all. I've got two Golden Era MIJ RGs but they do not compare to this guitar in terms of easy of play. I never knew a guitar could be this good. The sustain is amazing, the resonance is astounding, the entire thing is just amazing.
This guitar is a 2010. Many folks consider 2010 to be the last year that Ibanez was really strict on quality control. There is a lot of controversy around this notion. I have played good Ibby's from after 2010. I have also played bad Ibby's made after 2010. I have yet to play a bad Prestige made before 2010 and yet to play a bad Golden Era RGXXX. So in my experience, it does seem the quality control has gotten spotty at least after the 2010 cut off. This is part of the reason that Prestige guitars before this time are so highly sought after. I got lucky and found one in Dead Mint condition. But honestly, I'd have taken it in any condition and redone it.
Here I am playing on a collab from GABE
Here is GMCer BEN with his RG3570z and me on the rare XIPHOS XPT750.