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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

What was the guitar Marty McFly was playing in back to the future? I am not referring to that butt-ugly yellow hondo in the beginning, but about 20 minutes (a guess<) into the movie, where he auditions for some school thing (in front of some dude huey lewis is playing). I cannot tell exactly what model, maybe some kind of roadstar or pre-rg thing idk. thanks!!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-15-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

Roadstar?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-15-2010, 03:20 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

Roadstar RS430BK


see 1984 catalog HERE (3rd from left).
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 04:00 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

This was my first guitar back in the 80s, too bad I sold it...
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Re: Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

It was an Ibanez 440-RS1 (Road star)
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Re: Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

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It was an Ibanez 440-RS1 (Road star)
So you joined up to bump a 3 year old thread that had already been answered correctly with wrong information (the RS440 clearly has a humbucker, and the one Marty is holding has a single coil, and you can tell that from the catalogue that nuno posted all those years ago).

This would seem to have been something of a wasted effort on your part
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Hey, I, the OP, appreciate it!!! Now keep yer diamond hands to yerself. :P
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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Roadstar RS430BK


see 1984 catalog HERE (3rd from left).
I did not know this! Thanks!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

I am sitting here watching old movies on TV and low and behold the black Ibanez comes up in the early scene where McFly is auditioning in 1985 for the high school dance.

I remember the movie fondly but didn't realize that there was an Ibanez Roadstar in the mix. Mostly I remember McFly playing heavy metal on Chuck Berry's red ES-335 at the end and helping invent rock and roll.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1i5coU-0_Q
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For anybody that doesn't know the scene in question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNtmITE5GpU
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 07:40 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez Guitar from Back to the future

i thought you were referring to the second episode when he marty mcfly got fired. that looked like a PRS.
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