I have owned this Cherry red RG570 since 1994 I would not give it up. I play Metal and Rock and pump it through a marshall and G1 multi effects. I have played in small bands and jam sessions around Toronto ON Canada.
I paid $150canadian for it from a friend. I had been looking at the ex series and my friend offered it was a steal so I bought it.
The neck is thin so if don't have fingers like hendrix you can still play. pickups are great diMarzio's. The Floyd Rose great for holding the tuning pretty much stay in tune for long time. I love the fact that it does not matter if you are metal player or a jazz player or even blues this guitar sounds good through most amps Mesa, Marshall and Peavey and will give you the sound you need.I have played Les Pauls, Strats, Deans but I still will not get rid of this guitar.
The Floyd Rose is a pain the but to change strings 1hr including tuning but see above.
Quality was still japanese no second rate factory in korea like the frets that stick out and cut ya on the new models P.S to Ibanez The 20th anniversary model RG blows plays and feels nothing like the old ones.
If can find one and buy it, keep it it will do you proud.
I love the neck, it is so thin and fast it makes going up and down the neck a breeze. I also love the overall feel of the guitar it is solid.
On this unit the high E string tuner is extremely loose and that is how it came but it still does the job, i dont really care for the Rootbeer Metallic Paint job on it, but im not going for a beauty contest. And the pickups arent that good they are kinda muddy sounding, but i changed that and put in a dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge and a dimarzio PAF Pro in the neck, and now this guitar is smokin!!
Top Notch, very well made and really good finish and it is just overall well made!
I bought it off Music123.com as a closeout deal for around $400 American dollars including shipping to Australia.
I own a les paul and I just want a guitar with a locking trem and 24 frets for heavy rock stuff.
Very nice built-quality. Absolutely no flaws on finish or hardware. The whammy bar stays in tune very well and extremely easy high frets access. neck is thin and comfortable.
Pickups are a bit weak but alright
Better built quality than my made-in-American les paul gothic. There's no dead notes or slightly dead note on this guitar which is awesome.
It worths me going through all this trouble to order it, get it shipped and pay the custom since i got it for half price (close out deal)
it's a very good guitar even though you may have the change the pickups.
I bought this off a website for 400 usd. I tried it at guitar center and this kicked butt. So I decided to buy it.
Metal, jazz or Blues, it can play it all. But HALT! I also use a Boss gt-6 processor, so that helps to kick the tone of the Guitar. The neck is very easy to play on, especially playing fast. Playing solo's is very enjoyable with the neck pickup. The bridge pickup is good for playing crunching riffs, for example some of those crappy new metal bands like Sparta, Linkin Park, Chevelle and a whole load of others (they dont play solos because they can't!). They suck but this guitar does not.
You must be thinking why I am writing a review if I said that I use a boss gt-6, because that makes the difference. But I used a fender "made in USA"
telecaster that cost a fortune, and that guitar plain sucked. It could not play Blues or Metal, just a really crappy guitar. Thus I would definitely recommend you to save your money and invest it
in an Ibanez RG570. The sound is warm, sharp and crystal clear. No fuzzing. The middle pickup sucks majorly though.
Oh Boy, I love this guitar to death but tuning is such a pain in the neck. After changing my guitar strings, I spent an hour and a half tuning it. But once it stays in tune it remains like that for a good period of time. Floyd rose tremolo's are in general a pain to tune your guitar. The tension of the whole guitar changes eveytime you make a minor change in tuning. One change makes all the strings out of tune. Next bad point is that the Floyd rose is not an "original floyd rose", but a licensed floyd rose tremolo. But not a problem at all. It does the job with perfection. And least of all, the fretboard has really simple inlays. I wish it had a prettier design. The guitar does not come in exotic designs either.
Well made, very solid and slick. I wish Ibanez could make 16th till 24th frets more acessible. Quality is very good, the output jack did go off once but I fixed it. Can be done very easily. Need not stress about it and happens rarely.
I would choose this guitar if I did not more that 500 dollars to spend. If I had more that 500 dollars to spend, I would buy another Ibanez guitar say for example the Steve Vai guitar. That has some pretty designs and also a very good sound. I cannot compare how much better or how much worse. But THE IBANEZ RG570 IS AN AMAZING AND A VERY PROFESSIONAL GUITAR. TRY IT AND BUY IT.