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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey folks. *I'm posting for a "vintage" friend of mine who's trying to identify a guitar he's considering purchasing. *No pics, but here's all the info I have:

Str*t-type body
3 s/c "Ibanez USA" pickups
Kahler trem
Dot inlays on the neck
No monkey grip (LOL)
No model designation on the headstock

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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More info:

No pickguard- p/u's are body-mounted.
Trem *could* be a Kahler-look-alike (like the Powerocker bridge). *As I said, he's a "vintage" guy, so all trems look the same to him. LOL
Supposedly featured in some issue of a vintage guitar magazine, in an article about "Ibanez-Made in the USA".

My vote was for the Roadstar RS-405 or RS-430, but....with this new info, they're not.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone? *
Guesses? *
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 12:15 AM
 
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it sounds alot like a roadstar of some sort to me..... but damned as hell, i'm not sure what specific model it is...

sorry dude
-Pryde
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 01:07 AM
 
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The headstock shape would help identify it... 6 tuners on one side? Pointy? Blunt? Like Pryde said, it's probably some sort of Roadstar. The Power Rock'r trem did look vaguely like a Kahler on first glance, but functioned nothing like one.
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yeah, it's basically a Floyd, but way more bulky and massive... and the fine-tuners are placed pretty like Kahler's. also, the arm is pretty identical to the Kahler's, with the handgrip to the tip.
i've found a Roadstar that is pretty similar to that, but she's got the pickguard, so...

why don't you ask to our friends at IbanezCollectors.com, or VintageIbanez.com...
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, after a few phone calls and emails I've come to the conclusion that it's an Ibanez 442-R. *If anyone has pics of a 442R, please let me know (Babahi?!?)

Thanks again folks!
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Kevan: Here's a bunch of nice pics of a beautiful 442R i was bidding on a couple of weeks ago. It ended up selling for a ridiculous sum, but it's still a fine specimen. The only differences are it's got a two-stud fulcrum trem and H-S-S config, but i do know that there are some S-S-S 442 or 542 Radius models as well.
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Darren- THANKS!
My "vintage buddy" thanks you guys too.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 07:08 PM
 
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*whimper*
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lol *babahi, I love that avatar!
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 08:53 PM
 
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I have a Guitar PLayer issue from 92 with the SSS version of the 442. They ripped on it because the construction was shoddy (Korean).

Gaps in the neck pocket beig enough for a business card, they said.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-15-2002, 10:38 PM
 
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mabey a 1440 pro model. there were several pickup options for that series i believe. *even actives
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