Re: Ibanez Randy Rhoads-unknown model
I used to have the red/orange sunburst version as shown above. Purchased new in the early 90ies (92 sounds about right) from a now defunct mail order place in Germany called "Roadrunner". It cost exactly 1200 German Marks back then (Germany has switched to Euro since then). So, at least this one wasn't "Japan only."
This one played really nice - a real shredder, but the pickups sounded aweful. I replaced those almost immediately. My band's other guitar player had the same one... same color even.
Roadrunner later sold a version with the same body style that said "EX" on the headstock. Those cost much less... a few hundred German marks. And from what I've heard they were nowhere close in quality... but those were all over the place.
I miss this guitar. Shouldn't have sold it.