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For the later RG1200 model, see RG1200 (1992).
1986 RG1200 MS
RG1200 Marine Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG1200 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 RG1200 has the rounded-edge body style and swoopy, rounded headstock of the older Roadstar II style. It has a tone chamber routed out of the body under the pickguard.

The RG1200 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 Ibanez active pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the middle and neck positions and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge. For 1987, the Back Stop tremolo stabilizer was added and the combination of the Edge trem, Back Stop and Top-Lok III nut was marketed as the "Sure Bet Tuning System."

The RG1003 is a similar model with a third single-coil in place of the bridge humbucker and a Powerocker tremolo.

The RG1200 was offered only in Japan and was discontinued after 1987.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1200 (1986–1987)
Model name: RG1200
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Marine Sunburst (MS)
Body
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Ash w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
1986: Edge tremolo
1987: Edge tremolo w/ Back Stop
Pickguard:
Gold
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar DX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Lo-Z (H)
Middle pickup:
1986: Ibanez Lo-ZS (S)
1987: Ibanez X2 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Lo-ZS (S)
Controls:
Master volume / EQ-II tone controls / 5-way lever

Images

1986 RG1200 BK
RG1200 Black Red copyright sprite

Sources

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