Ibanez RS520

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1984 to 1985

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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Controls materialgold controls
Number of control knobs3 control knobs
Pickup selector controls2 coil tap switches, 3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups brand and modelIbanez IBZ pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups


Finish colorsblack finish, green finish, purple finish, red finish, white finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length


Body materialbasswood body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body stylesuper strat style body
Body top materialbirch body top
Pickguard materialblack pickguard


BridgeIbanez Pro Rock'r tremolo
Hardware colorgold hardware
TunersIbanez Smooth Tuner II


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets24 fret
Nutlocking nut
Peghead (headstock)matching-finish headstock
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

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Ibanez RS520 reviewed by Crusita

Average: 5 (1 vote)
This is an awesome guitar! I bought mine in 1987 and I still have it. It’s cosmetic design is very appealing- magenta and gold plated. Still through the years and use.., it looks great! I have ‘bout 12 electric guitars and they all sound great, but there isn’t anything like the sound of my Ibanez RS520 which is very distinctive and clear. Just LOVE this guitar.

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