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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

Hey guys, I just won a Roadstar II off an auction site and need some help identifying it. I'm assuming it is an '85 model as per the serial number: L853043. It's black, 24 frets, and has an Edge trem.

Here's some links with photos of it:

http://www.gravityphotos.com/ebaypho...011.B_(24).JPG

http://www.gravityphotos.com/ebaypho...011.B_(35).JPG

http://www.gravityphotos.com/ebaypho...B_(2:cool:.JPG

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

From what I can tell it's an '86 RG530 in black. Compare specs here:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1986/p07.jpg

Anyways, nice score!
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I agree with Cornstar--RG530. That is one mean machine!
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I've always wanted one of those. I had a chance to get one a while back but it was an '85 model with the pro rocker trem. If it had an edge it wouldve been mine.
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

God these things make me SOOO mad. I want one soo bad, I just CAN NOT get over that hideous headstock!
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

Is the trem on it right? for some reason it just looks like it's to big for the guitar and kind of sitting on top, like some one tried to install it but didn't route it right. It also doesn't look like it has the locking nut to me...just saying.
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

That is a strange one. Being an '85 it should have red binding on the body and a ProRocker trem. Yours looks like white or cream binding. The Edge didn't come out until '86. Still an awesome guitar. I had a forrest green '84 RS520 with gold hardware. Very nice Japanese built guitar also with 24 frets. Kinda heavy but sounded beatiful. Just didn't care much for the "strat" feel of the neck. CONGRATS!
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

You could post on www.ibanezcollectors.com. There are more people there that could probably shed some light on your guitar.
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

L85 means November -85, so it's quite possible to have an -86 model manufacured in nov/dec -85
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

Found your RS530 in the '86 Japanese catalog. As the previous post says, probably an '86 model built at the end of '85.
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

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God these things make me SOOO mad. I want one soo bad, I just CAN NOT get over that hideous headstock!
You don't like the butterknife????? LOL--every time I see one, I think of Marty McFly.
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Re: Need help identifying Ibanez Roadstar II

I believe that is the same model the guitarist in Andromeda plays. Good score!
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You don't like the butterknife????? LOL--every time I see one, I think of Marty McFly.
that is not what it reminds me of but i also do not like it....
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