Sunday, February 14, 2016

1984 Ibanez RoadstarII RS130BK - [1] Overview

This is the first of a five-part series on a gloss black Ibanez RoadstarII RS130 strat-styled guitar. As such, this post will only focus on its main features. In subsequent posts, I will share details of the various repairs carried out, namely the [2] refret, [3] neck refinishing, [4] bodywork; and [5] rewiring. Now, let's look at the main features of this Japanese beauty.

Series: Roadstar II Standard
Serial No: C843679
Place of Manufacture: Terada Plant, Japan
Year: 1984
Body: Basswood/Birch
Neck: 22 frets, 1 piece maple
Nut: Graphite
Machine Heads: Smooth Tuner II
Scale: 25.5"
Pickups: Three Super 5 (SSS)
Controls: Master volume, Master tone, 5 way pup selector switch
Bridge: Brass I (fixed, top loading)
Control Knobs: Sure Grip II
Strap Buttons: Ibanez Dead End
Hardware: Chrome
Finish: BK (Gloss Black)

References
The Guitar Dater Project
Ibanez Roadstar II Standard Catalog No.1 - 1984
Ibanez Roadstar II Standard Catalog No.2 - 1984














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