Ibanez RG3570Z Review

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INTRO

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.


SPECS

Name: RG3570Z
Years: 2009-2012
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish: LB (Lazer Blue) (2009-2011)

Body material:Basswood
Neck joint:AANJ
Bridge:Edge Zero with ZPS3
Hardware color:Cosmo Black
Neck type:2009: Super Wizard Prestige
Neck material: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut
Fingerboard:Bound Rosewood
Inlays:Wedge Sharktooth
Frets:24 / Jumbo

Electronics
PU Config:HSH
Bridge PU:DiMarzio Tone Zone
Mid PU:DiMarzio True Velvet
Neck PU:DiMarzio Air Norton
Controls:1 Volume / 1 Tone / 5-Way Lever


PICS

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!! user posted image


REVIEW

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.

DEMOS

Here I am playing on a collab from GABE

Here is GMCer BEN with his RG3570z and me on the rare XIPHOS XPT750.