For the later RG140 model, see RG140 (1988).
RG140 RD.jpeg
RG140 RD ( 1986 )[1] (more images) Red copyright sprite.png

The RG140 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.

The RG140 is one of only a few RG models produced with a 22-fret neck. It is also among a small number of RG guitars with a humbucker/ single/ single pickup configuration. It has the rounded-edged body style which distinguishes it from the more sharp-edged modern RG body.

The RG140 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include pickguard-mounted Ibanez pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils at the neck and middle positions and a Powerocker tremolo bridge.

The 1986 RG140 has the original swoopy, Roadstar headstock shape and the headstock is painted to match the body. This version was made in Japan, presumably by FujiGen. It continued to be sold in Japan in 1987.

For other markets a new version was made in Korea by Peerless for 1987. This version has a black headstock in the new, pointier RG-style shape.

The RG140L is a left-handed version. The RG135 is a similar model with a single coil pickup at the bridge.

The RG140 was discontinued after 1987 and replaced by a substantially different model with the same name.

Specifications

Specifications for RG140 (1986–1987)
Model name: RG140
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Japan 1987 / USA
Made in: Japan (1986–1987) / Korea (1987)
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Red (RD) / Snow White (SK) Japan only / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Powerocker tremolo
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar Standard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 70 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector

Images

RG140 back.jpeg
Ibanez RG140 RD ( Rear view[1] ) Red copyright sprite.png
1987 RG140 BK.jpg
Ibanez RG140 Black (1987) Red copyright sprite.png
Additional details / finishes
RG140 front.jpeg
Front closeup[1]
RG140 headstock.jpeg
Headstock[1]
RG140 modelno sticker.jpeg
Model number decal[1]
1986 RG140 BK.png
Black (1986)
1987 RG140 SW Japan.png
Snow White
RG140 WH 1987.jpg
White (1987)


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Image courtesy Peter Smith; used by permission
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