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The RG1003 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1986. The Roadstar II series would eventually become known as the RG series.

Despite the RG name, the RG1003 has the rounded-edge body style and swoopy, rounded headstock of the older Roadstar II style. It is one of a small handful of RG models with a triple single-coil pickup configuration. It has a tone chamber routed out of the body under the pickguard.

The RG1003 features an ash body with a flame maple top bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include three Ibanez Lo-ZS active single coil pickups and a Powerocker tremolo bridge.

The RG1200 is a similar model with a humbucker at the bridge and an Edge tremolo.

The RG1003 was offered only in Japan and was discontinued after 1987.


Specifications for RG1003
Model name: RG1003
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) 1986 / Transparent Red (TR)
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Ash w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
1986: Edge tremolo
1987: Edge tremolo w/ Back Stop
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Roadstar DX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Lo-ZS (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Lo-ZS (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Lo-ZS (S)
Master volume / EQ-II tone controls / 5-way lever


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