Ibanez Roadstar II RS450 – Japanese Market Only 1984 Metallic Black

$ 650.00

1984 Ibanez RS450 
This guitar was made for the Japanese market only.  It is very similar to an RS525, but it has Super Charger Pickups (which are quite rare).  These are a flavor of Super 58 with Alnico 8.  They are etched Super ’58 on the back.  They are quite loud and have punchy mids.  The guitar plays great and has the better of the two Ibanez bridges.  See below for a description.   Comes with a soft gig bag.

The RS450 is a  solid body electric guitar model introduced by  in 1983.

The RS450 features a birch top on an arched basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super Charger  mounted in gold pickup rings with Duo Sound coil-split functionality for the bridge pickup, a tremolo bridge, knurled Tek Grip control knobs and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.

The initial model for 1983 had the Hard Rocker Pro two-point . This was replaced for 1984 with the new Pro Rock’r  with a string lock behind the nut. For 1985 the birch top was eliminated.

The RS450 was discontinued after 1985.