1990 430S BK
430SII Black (more images) Red copyright sprite

The 430SII is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It was originally part of the Roadstar Pro series. The model name was also presented as 430S II or 430S-II. In the US market, this model was referred to as simply the 430S. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The S series is distinguished by the sleek double cutaway body shape which is arched on the top and back resulting in a fairly light guitar with thin edges.

The 430SII features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with an angled headstock and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. It has three Ibanez single-coil pickups. Components include an HQ-J synchronized tremolo bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines. It has a traditional bolt-on neck joint with a stamped metal plate.

In 1990 the 430SII had Ibanez S1 pickups. These were swapped for S4/S3/S2 pickups for 1991.

The 440SII is a similar model with a humbucking pickup in the bridge position.

The 430SII was discontinued after 1991.


Specifications for 430SII
Model name: 430SII / 430S-II / 430S (USA)
Year(s) produced: 1990–1991
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Blue Night (BN) 1991 / Red (RD) 1990 / White (WH)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (traditional)
HQ-J tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
22 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38 MG-T locking
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
1990: Ibanez S1 (S)
1991: Ibanez S4 (S)
Middle pickup:
1990: Ibanez S1 (S)
1991: Ibanez S3 (S)
Neck pickup:
1990: Ibanez S1 (S)
1991: Ibanez S2 (S)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
Blue Night
1991 430SII WH
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