| Condition: || Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition || Body Type: || Solid |
| String Configuration: || 6 String || Brand: || Ibanez |
| MPN: || RG1570BK || Model: || RG Prestige RG1570 |
| Series: || RG Prestige || Body Material: || Basswood |
| Body Color: || Black || Dexterity: || Right-Handed |
| Country/Region of Manufacture: || Japan || UPC: || 606559222070 |
This is a Ibanez RG1570 Prestige guitar; mirage red, Team J-Craft. I've had it for probably 7 or 8 years. The mirage red is a dark base with red, orange, and green sparkles that change with the direction of light hitting it. I have heavily modded it since then. Here is a breakdown of it's changes and features:Body:The body has been routed to fit a Fernandez Sustainer, including the added battery compartment, a two-way mini-toggle, a three-way mini-toggle, and a spot for an addition pot. I ended up having some trouble with the sustainer and gave up on it; however, the guitar is routed and ready if that is the direction you'd like to go.The body has some minor wear from my progressive metal days, but it's nothing more than a few minor scratches, pictured above.The bridge has some discoloration from all the palm muting. The Ibanez Edge Pro licensed Floyd Rose allows the strings to retain the ball end; however, one of the plastic ball catches is bent a little. It still works fine, just requires care when removing the old strings.The neck is a 5-peice wizard and is half-scalloped. It feels great for doing bends at the 12th fret and above, as the fingerboard does not create any friction against your fingers. The bar that goes across the harp, between the locking nut and the tuners, was lost during the modification process.Electronics:The pickups all have been replaced with DiMarzios. The bridge is an Evolution, the middle is a Virtual Vintage Blues, and the neck is an Air Norton. The idea was to have a guitar that could do any musical style. They are a little unbalanced right now and will require some tweaking to even out the volume between the pickups.The pickup selector is standard; however, the two-way mini-toggle acts as a coil tap for both humbucking pickups. The three-way mini-toggle is nonfunctional. The additional knob, originally added for the aforementioned Fernandez Sustainer, is a high-pass tone knob that essentially does the opposite of a traditional tone knob, cutting lows and keeping highs. It needs a little work also, as it is either 100% or 0%.The original input jack has been replaced and is recessed from the original specs. This means that only traditional sized instrument cables can be used, i.e. no circuit breakers.Included:The guitar obviously comes in the original Team J Craft case with a red interior, which contains minor wear from my college days. I will also include two push-pull potentiometers previously installed in the guitar (not original to the guitar, though) and the other electrical tidbits pictured above for you to use however you desire. I have a pack of D'addario 9-42s in the case ready to go for you. The guitar will also come with an upgraded carbon fiber tremolo bar, the original tools (two allen wrenches and the truss rod tool), a polishing cloth for a music store that is no longer in business, and the original instruction manual. The plastic tool case has seen better days; therefore, it has been replaced with a lovely plastic case from the local dentist's office.Final Notes from Seller:I have had this guitar for quite a while now, but it no longer gets the play it deserves. It pretty much set my standard for how an electric guitar should feel and play without an amp. It is very resonant unplugged with actually translates very well through a nice amp.