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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-26-2008, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

I have a pretty nice looking roadstar 2. It has no guard, just two knobs and two buckers, all stock. Best of all, it is really light, and mint. But what about the color? Not being familiar with Ibanez colors, I'm not sure what to call it. I am certain it is original...original case, electronics, slightly faded paint...whammy bar the works. And the volume knob has the push feature for tapping. No one ever turned a screw on this and there's not even fret wear!!

Is this a normal guitar..no pickguard? Is this what they call 'comet green'? Sorry, even the lowest res files are too large, so no pix.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-26-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

interesting...link?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

I put a pic in zewg photo dump. If you hit 'view all' it will show up
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

The picture on the home page of zewg is inappropriate, though it took me a while to understand what was going on.

Looks like a standard roadstar with a power rocker bridge (bar does not look standard). Pickguards are not common on every guitar, so yes, it is a normal one.

Don't know how much it would be worth. The bay shows a range between 100 to 300.
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

Well thanks. What about the color?

100 to 300 seems too little for what this is in terms of form. These are so undervalued??? I have seen some roadstars sell 300 ish and pretty rough looking at that, oft w/o a case. I like this one because it's under 8 lbs and has none of the Delonge stigma attached to it, not being a Fender and all.

I guess the locking nuts are just 'out' this year, again?

Thank you
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

The bay's the bay, and selling prices there don't lie. Majority of Roadstars have sold below 200. The ones that did sell around 300 are the rare ones (maybe like yours).

Don't know much about the color and can't comment. It could be a surf green or a fading pearl white (never saw anything fade to green). I do think it is a nice color. Looking at catalogs on Ibanezrules, I can't find the color option. I can't even find the model option with a volume and 3 way switch only and no tone knob. That "rarity" could make it more valuable for collectors.

For anyone else interested in helping/commenting, here's a link to the photo, I think (copied from the address bar, note the diff url).
http://www.zweg.com/dump/thumblist.p...w=IMG_9365.jpg

Nice guitar, why don't you string it up and play it or are you just trying to sell it off?
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

That's the next step, play it. I too like the combination. I was thinking of selling. It came with beat up strings and did play well, but a heavier gage than I like. I was trying to avoid becoming too familiar, or close, to it, as it is hard to part with something I have gotten to know. I too tried to find the color, no luck. It is definitely surf green, just like Fenders. It is original as well, as there is subtle fade, and you can see grain movement below the finish, which takes time. Why don't these hold value? How does Ibanez stay afloat with nearly 95% of their past models selling for a fraction of what they were when new?

One thing about Ibanez...there are so many models, variations, one gets dizzied just looking at one collector's grouping. They need some help in the design department I think. Or maybe that's how they fit in to the market with their niche? I know many fanatics stay close to them, their product.

One time I watched a similar, if not identical, body float away on ****...I thought it was close to 200. This would look nice with a maple neck, I thought, but was out bid. This guitar came up shortly after this, and I got it. When I saw the completeness of it I was determined not to change anything.
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

Okay so I have the same problem. I have an Ibanez Roadstar II Series guitar. I have had it for a few years, I am more smitten to the acoustics. I can not for the life of me figure out what kind of finish this thing has. I have searched EVERYWHERE and can not even find a picture of the Comet Green Ibanez RSS2!!! I even tried to look at this picture and had another 30 minute unsucessful process : ).. I would just like to know if it is an ibanez custom order as I was told, or if it is an after market project the oringinal owner had done.. Its looking like Ibanez has nothing to do with this? It also has the same pickups it seems... and its white and green fade. SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE. if you could send me a pic of yours that would be great. I just would like to see one more like mine. THANK YOU!!
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Re: Roadstar 'surf green' 1985

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Well thanks. What about the color?

100 to 300 seems too little for what this is in terms of form. These are so undervalued??? I have seen some roadstars sell 300 ish and pretty rough looking at that, oft w/o a case. I like this one because it's under 8 lbs and has none of the Delonge stigma attached to it, not being a Fender and all.

I guess the locking nuts are just 'out' this year, again?

Thank you
Obvoiusly, there is one other rs420 in Soft Blue http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/id...-ii-96627.html

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...t_id=118&now=1
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