This model is a reissue of the original RG565, which was produced in 1991 and 1992.
Similarities to the classic RG565 include a basswood body, a tilt neck joint with a stamped metal plate, a reversed headstock, a maple fingerboard with color-matched dot position markers and an original Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut. Differences include a five-piece laminated maple and walnut neck (the original neck was one-piece maple) and the pickups which consist of an Ibanez V8 humbucker at the bridge and an Ibanez Infinity R single-coil sized humbucker at the neck.
Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
The Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides extra-smooth playing.
Infinity R / V8 pickups
Ibanez Infinity pickups deliver an accurate and tight sound with excellent dynamics. Even under heavy settings, they do not lose tonal clarity.
The Maple fretboard provide crisp, bright highs and strong upper mids.
The Basswood body delivers a natural and flat tone.
Edge tremolo bridge
The masterpiece Edge bridge offers exceptional tuning stability, precise intonation adjustment, and playing comfort.
Gotoh® machine heads
Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.