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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Ibanez RT240

Well, hello and all. I'm new to this board and have a small question for all of you with a good knowledge of guitars of Ibanez make.

I've got a Ibanez RT240 (it doesn't say so on the guitar, but anyways...) It has got s/n F209888 and is made in Japan.

All I can be really shure of is land(Jp) and year(-92) and month(June) if I am correct.

What I've discovered is that the RT went in and out of production in -92 and that makes them somewhat rare if I'm right. And in my case I believe its even more so 'cause of the guitar setup (H-S-S). I know this setup to be standard on my issue, but all other RT240's I've seen on the net (a small number) have had H-S-H setup.

It plays great and has an awsome tone, fitting from Metal to Jazz and is in good working order (as in excellent). I wonder if this is a coming vintage or if it was a flawed guitar and that was what made Ibanez cut its production.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2003, 10:59 PM
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Hmm... According to the catalogs available on Ibanez Rules site (see banner on top of this page), the RT only appears in the 93 catalog, and there wasn't an RT250 (only a 650, 450, 452, and 150). I have a 650 and a 450 and think they're great (except for the heel joint). Anyway, I was wondering why you think it's an RT250? Just curious.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2003, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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about rt240

I found this image from an european catalog.

(paste this into your browser, geocities doesn't support crosssite browsing apperently...)

And that's the guitar I have.

It says RT240VS (vintage sunburst) and its from the -93 catalog i believe.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2003, 07:16 AM
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Ah, silly me! I didn't notice that you were from Sweden! (Plus, I didn't mean to keep saying "250" when you clearly said you had a "240"). That would explain it. Anyway, there are several old threads here in which people praised the RT series. I think the Viper necks are great. The RT450 I got recently is also a tobacco sunburst and it's in perfect shape. I picked it up for $149 in an auction. There are quite a few RT650s around: I'd say 2-3 show up per month in the auctions, often mislabelled. But I wasn't familiar with the RT240, so at least by US standards that would be unusual. I wonder if it's basically the same guitar as the RT450 released over here? The page you linked to "wasn't available" when I tried to open it.
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Got the page to open now, and the RT240 does look quite a bit like our RT450 except the 450 is maybe more of a tobacco (2-tone) burst. Interesting how some very similar guitars show up with different model numbers depending on the country where sold.
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