Ibanez RS530

  • Ibanez RS530 electric guitar


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1984 to 1985

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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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, blue finish, red finish, white finish
Finish effectssunburst finish, transparent 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 materialflamed maple body top
Pickguard materialblack pickguard


BridgeIbanez Pro Rock'r tremolo
Hardware colorblack 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 RS530 reviewed by Anonymous

Average: 5 (1 vote)
This is a great guitar. The body feels light and the paint jobs are really nice. The sound is crisp and clear. The coil tapped buttons give you sound options for whichever genre you want to play. I think these 1984-85 guitars are great!

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