Ibanez Roadstar II Series

The Ibanez Roadstar II Series was introduced in 1983 - replacing the Roadster Series (introduced in 1979) which had similar Stratocaster and Superstrat style designs and the same RS name designation. From 1983 to 1987 the line was divided into Roadstar II Standard and Roadstar II Deluxe models - with the Deluxe models having better hardware, finishes or figured wood. The first RG series guitars were initially released under the Roadstar name before becoming the RG Series in their own right. In 1987 the Ibanez Pro Line series was replaced by the Roadstar Pro series, with a range of new designs including Sabre and Radius type models. Ibanez discontinued the Roadstar name in their catalogs in 1991, and instead used the  "RG" "R" and "S" designations.

IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth

After two years of development by the Ibanez R & D team, the Allan Holdsworth model was launched in 1985. The AH10 design has several features chosen to fit Allan Holdsworth's playing style, musical range and artistic expression:

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IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth

The Ibanez AH20 was an Allan Holdsworth signature model was launched in 1986 and made until 1987. it was the 2 pickup version of the AH10 design and shares the same features chosen to fit Allan Holdsworth's playing style, musical range and artistic expression:

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IBANEZ RS100

The Ibanez RS100 was a Roadstar II Standard Series electric guitar, made in Japan from 1983 to 1984. The RS100 had either solid ash body or laminated wood body. An earlier Ibanez RS100 model was introduced in 1979 part of the original Roadster Series - this model had no pickguard.

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Ibanez RS1000

The Ibanez RS1000 was a Roadstar Custom guitar made in Japan from 1983 to 1984. The Ibanez RS1000 has an arched birdseye maple top on an alder or basswood body. Similar in design to the Steve Lukather signature RS1010SL model. Ibanez described the RS1000 as follows in their 1983 catalog:

The RS1000 is the ultimate in simplistic, straightforward guitar design. Built for the guitarist who takes a no-nonsense approach to playin, the RS1000 reflects the highest degree of craftsmanship imaginable.

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Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather

The Ibanez RS1010SL was a Roadstar II Deluxe Series guitar made in Japan from 1983 to 1985. The Ibanez RS1010SL was Steve Lukather's signature model and had a carved birdseye maple top with ivory binding on a basswood body. The bolt on maple neck had an ebony fingerboard with snowflake position markers. Pickups were two humbuckers: a custom SL Special at the bridge and a stock Ibanez Super 58 at the neck. When it was launched in 1983 the RS1010SL had a Hard Rocker Pro tremolo bridge, a natural finished maple headstock and neck, 21 frets and rubberized Sure Grip knobs.

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IBANEZ RS110

The Ibanez RS110 was a Roadstar II Standard Series electric guitar, made in Japan in 1985 only. The push-pull tone control is a Duo-Sound switch which coil taps the single Super 70 humbucker. this model became the RG110 in 1986.

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Ibanez RS1300

The Ibanez RS1000 was a Roadstar II Deluxe guitar made in Japan from 1984 to 1985. The Ibanez RS1300 has a bound arched birdseye maple top on a basswood body. Similar in design to the Steve Lukather signature RS1010SL model. From 1985 onwards the volume controls also act as Duo Sound coil tap switches for the pickups, with a push-pull action.

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IBANEZ RS140

The Ibanez RS140 was a Roadstar II Standard Series electric guitar, made in 1985 only. Features: Single-Single-Humbucker, 22 frets, One volume (doubles as coil tap switch for bridge humbucker), maple neck, one tone knob.

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Ibanez RS315

The Ibanez RS315 was a Roadstar II Deluxe Series electric guitar made in Japan from 1983 to 1984. The RS315 had a flamed maple top with sunburst finsh (Cherry Sunburst or Marine Sunburst) and a single Ibanez V2 humbucker.

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Ibanez RS335

The Ibanez RS335 was a Roadstar II Deluxe Series electric guitar made in Japan in 1983 only. Ibanez described the RS335 model as follows in their 1983 advert:

"The Ibanez Roadstar Series has rapidly become a classic among musicians all over the world. The feel, looks, sound and cost performance of Roadstar guitars and basses have made them one of the most popular lines of electrics ever assembled. The overwhelming response has strengthened Ibanez’s resolve to continue listening and responding to the needs of the contemporary guitarist.

 

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Ibanez RS430

The Ibanez RS430 was a Roadstar II Deluxe model electric guitar made in Japan from 1984 until 1985. Replaced by the RG430 model after 1985.

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Ibanez RS440

The Ibanez RS440 was a Roadstar II Deluxe model electric guitar made in Japan from 1984 until 1985. It was the HSS version of the RS430 model - with V5 humbucker at the bridge and two Super 7 single coils. The V5 could be coil tapped via a Duo Sonic switch. Replaced by the RG440 model after 1985.

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Ibanez RS520

The Ibanez RS520 was a Roadstar II Deluxe model electric guitar made in Japan from 1984 until 1985. It had HH pickup configuration with 2 IBZ humbuckers - mounted in gold pickup rings. Both the humbuckers could be coil tapped via two push-push Duo Sonic switches. The RS520 had an Ibanez Pro-Rock'r tremolo and locking nut. The ones made in 1984 had a birch top on a basswood body - but by 1985 the body was entirely basswood.

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Ibanez RS530

The Ibanez RS530 was a Roadstar II Deluxe model electric guitar made in Japan from 1984 until 1985. It was the flame maple topped version of the RS520 and had the same HH pickup configuration with 2 IBZ humbuckers, but with black pickup rings and hardware. Both the humbuckers could be coil tapped via two push-push Duo Sonic switches. The RS530 had an Ibanez Pro-Rock'r tremolo and locking nut. The RS530 was replaced by the RG530 in 1986.

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish colorsMade inNumber of stringsScale lengthFinish effectsBinding
IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth
1985 to 1987
black finish, green finish, red finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth
1986 to 1987
black finish, red finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
IBANEZ RS100
1983 to 1984
brown finish, natural finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthsunburst finish-
Ibanez RS1000
1983 to 1984
red finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthsunburst finishivory body-binding
Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather
1983 to 1985
blue finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthsunburst finishivory body-binding
IBANEZ RS110
1985
black finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
Ibanez RS1300
1983 to 1984
black finish, natural finish, red finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthtransparent finishivory body-binding
IBANEZ RS140
1985
black finish, red finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
Ibanez RS315
1983 to 1984
blue finish, red finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthsunburst finish-
Ibanez RS335
1983
black finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
Ibanez RS430
1984 to 1985
black finish, green finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
Ibanez RS440
1984 to 1985
black finish, green finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
Ibanez RS520
1984 to 1985
black finish, green finish, purple finish, red finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--
Ibanez RS530
1984 to 1985
black finish, blue finish, red finish, white finishJapan6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthsunburst finish, transparent finish-
ModelNumber of control knobsTone controlsVolume controlsPickup selector controlsControls material
IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth
1985 to 1987
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control--
IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth
1986 to 1987
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control3-way selector switch-
IBANEZ RS100
1983 to 1984
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control5-way selector switch, phase switch-
Ibanez RS1000
1983 to 1984
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control3-way selector switch-
Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather
1983 to 1985
2 control knobspush-pull tone control1 volume control3-way selector switch-
IBANEZ RS110
1985
2 control knobs1 tone control, push-pull tone control1 volume control--
Ibanez RS1300
1983 to 1984
3 control knobs1 tone control2 volume controls2 coil tap switches, 3-way selector switch-
IBANEZ RS140
1985
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control1 coil tap switch, 5-way selector switch-
Ibanez RS315
1983 to 1984
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control--
Ibanez RS335
1983
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control3-way selector switch-
Ibanez RS430
1984 to 1985
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control5-way selector switch-
Ibanez RS440
1984 to 1985
2 control knobs1 tone control1 volume control1 coil tap switch, 5-way selector switch-
Ibanez RS520
1984 to 1985
3 control knobs1 tone control2 volume controls2 coil tap switches, 3-way selector switchgold controls
Ibanez RS530
1984 to 1985
3 control knobs1 tone control2 volume controls2 coil tap switches, 3-way selector switchgold controls
ModelPickups brand and modelPickups configuration
IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth
1985 to 1987
Ibanez AH Special pickup(s)1 humbucker pickup
IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth
1986 to 1987
Ibanez AH Special pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
IBANEZ RS100
1983 to 1984
Ibanez SB pickup(s)3 single coil pickups
Ibanez RS1000
1983 to 1984
Ibanez Super 58 pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather
1983 to 1985
Ibanez SL Special pickup(s), Ibanez Super 58 pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
IBANEZ RS110
1985
Ibanez Super 70 pickup(s)1 humbucker pickup
Ibanez RS1300
1983 to 1984
Ibanez Super 58 pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
IBANEZ RS140
1985
Ibanez Super 5 pickup(s), Ibanez Super 70 pickup(s)2 single coil pickups and 1 humbucker pickup
Ibanez RS315
1983 to 1984
Ibanez V2 pickup(s)1 humbucker pickup
Ibanez RS335
1983
Ibanez Super 6 pickup(s), Ibanez V2 pickup(s)1 single coil and 1 humbucker pickup
Ibanez RS430
1984 to 1985
Ibanez V7 pickup(s)3 single coil pickups
Ibanez RS440
1984 to 1985
Ibanez Super 7 pickup(s), Ibanez V5 pickup(s)1 single coil and 2 humbucker pickups
Ibanez RS520
1984 to 1985
Ibanez IBZ pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
Ibanez RS530
1984 to 1985
Ibanez IBZ pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
ModelBody materialBody stylePickguard materialBody shape featuresBody top material
IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth
1985 to 1987
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguard--
IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth
1986 to 1987
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguard--
IBANEZ RS100
1983 to 1984
ash body, laminated bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguard--
Ibanez RS1000
1983 to 1984
basswood bodysuper strat style body-carved top, double cutawaybirds-eye maple body top
Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather
1983 to 1985
basswood bodysuper strat style body-carved top, double cutawaybirds-eye maple body top
IBANEZ RS110
1985
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguard--
Ibanez RS1300
1983 to 1984
basswood bodysuper strat style body-carved top, double cutawaybirds-eye maple body top
IBANEZ RS140
1985
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguard--
Ibanez RS315
1983 to 1984
basswood bodysuper strat style body-double cutawayflamed maple body top
Ibanez RS335
1983
basswood bodysuper strat style body-double cutaway-
Ibanez RS430
1984 to 1985
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguarddouble cutaway-
Ibanez RS440
1984 to 1985
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguarddouble cutaway-
Ibanez RS520
1984 to 1985
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguarddouble cutawaybirch body top
Ibanez RS530
1984 to 1985
basswood bodysuper strat style bodyblack pickguarddouble cutawayflamed maple body top
ModelBridgeHardware colorTuners
IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth
1985 to 1987
Ibanez Powerocker tremolochrome hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth
1986 to 1987
Ibanez Powerocker tremoloblack chrome hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
IBANEZ RS100
1983 to 1984
brass fixed bridgechrome hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
Ibanez RS1000
1983 to 1984
Ibanez Hard Rocker tremologold hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather
1983 to 1985
Ibanez Hard Rocker tremolo, Ibanez Pro Rock'r tremologold hardware-
IBANEZ RS110
1985
Ibanez Powerocker tremolochrome hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
Ibanez RS1300
1983 to 1984
Ibanez Pro Rock'r tremologold hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
IBANEZ RS140
1985
Ibanez Powerocker tremolochrome hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
Ibanez RS315
1983 to 1984
Ibanez Hard Rocker tremolochrome hardware-
Ibanez RS335
1983
Ibanez Hard Rocker tremolochrome hardware-
Ibanez RS430
1984 to 1985
Ibanez Pro Rock'r tremolochrome hardware-
Ibanez RS440
1984 to 1985
Ibanez Pro Rock'r tremolochrome hardware-
Ibanez RS520
1984 to 1985
Ibanez Pro Rock'r tremologold hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
Ibanez RS530
1984 to 1985
Ibanez Pro Rock'r tremoloblack hardwareIbanez Smooth Tuner II
ModelFingerboard inlay materialFingerboard materialFingerboard position markers
IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth
1985 to 1987
pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth
1986 to 1987
pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
IBANEZ RS100
1983 to 1984
-maple fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS1000
1983 to 1984
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather
1983 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboardsnowflake fingerboard position markers
IBANEZ RS110
1985
-maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS1300
1983 to 1984
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
IBANEZ RS140
1985
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS315
1983 to 1984
-maple fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS335
1983
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS430
1984 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay material-dot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS440
1984 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay material-dot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS520
1984 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
Ibanez RS530
1984 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay materialrosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
ModelNeck jointNeck materialNumber of fretsTuner layoutNutPeghead (headstock)
IBANEZ AH10 Allan Holdsworth
1985 to 1987
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fretsix-in-a-row tuners--
IBANEZ AH20 Allan Holdsworth
1986 to 1987
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fretsix-in-a-row tuners--
IBANEZ RS100
1983 to 1984
-maple neck21 fretsix-in-a-row tuners--
Ibanez RS1000
1983 to 1984
bolt on neckmaple neck21 fretsix-in-a-row tuners--
Ibanez RS1010SL Steve Lukather
1983 to 1985
bolt on neckmaple neck21 fret, 22 fretsix-in-a-row tuners--
IBANEZ RS110
1985
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fretsix-in-a-row tunersgraphite nut-
Ibanez RS1300
1983 to 1984
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fretsix-in-a-row tunerslocking nut-
IBANEZ RS140
1985
-maple neck22 fret-graphite nut-
Ibanez RS315
1983 to 1984
bolt on neckmaple neck21 fretsix-in-a-row tuners--
Ibanez RS335
1983
bolt on neckmaple neck21 fretsix-in-a-row tuners--
Ibanez RS430
1984 to 1985
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-locking nut-
Ibanez RS440
1984 to 1985
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-locking nut-
Ibanez RS520
1984 to 1985
bolt on neckmaple neck24 fretsix-in-a-row tunerslocking nutmatching-finish headstock
Ibanez RS530
1984 to 1985
bolt on neckmaple neck24 fretsix-in-a-row tunerslocking nutmatching-finish headstock