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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez Roadstar II

I just purchased an Ibanez Roadstar II RS205 1983. It's Made in Japan serial number J830104. I've found some conflicting info about whether these were made in Fujigen or Terada factory. Most of the info I found says solid bodies were made in Fujigen but there was one online serial number thing that said it was made in Terada. Any info is appreciated. I have never even heard of Terada factory. Is it comparable to Fujigen in quality?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 09:08 AM
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Re: Ibanez Roadstar II

Hello. I just bought an 84 roadster II rs240 with original hard case. I have had 3 RS guitars, a blazer and a rr . As far as I have seen and know they are both about the same. Still great quality from factory. They are old guitars and the original owners make a huge difference how the guitar will survive later on. But I have seen and played many from both and have seen or felt no difference between the two. But today it's worse. I have played American strats that were worse than the Mexican strats. But if you get a well taken care of old made in Japan Ibanez , you can count on them being well made guitars. But like any guitar the sound will differ from one to another of the same year and model. But from what I have heard the 70s and 80s mij models had a smaller veriance in sound due to quality control of the wood and pickups. Never understood why old mij Ibanez guitars are so underrated. I think it's those guitars purists. Can't stand them. Lol but nice buy. You ever want to sell let me know.

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