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For the earlier RG140, see RG140 (1986–1987).
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The RG140 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. This RG140 was made in Korea by Peerless. It replaced a previous model with the same name.

This RG140 is one of only a small number of RG models with humbucker/single/single pickup configuration. It's also one of only a few RG models produced with a 22-fret neck.

The RG140 features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret fingerboard with dot inlays. Components included Ibanez pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single coil pickups in the middle and neck positions and a synchronized tremolo bridge. It has a coil split switch on the tone control to allow the humbucker to produce single coil-like tones.

The RG340 is a similar model with a double locking tremolo.

This RG140 was produced only in 1988.

Specifications

Specifications for RG140 (1988)
Model name: RG140 (1988)
Year(s) produced: 1988
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): Aquamarine (AQ) / Black (BK) / Magenta (MG) / Tangerine (TG) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Standard tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
RG140
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V III (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super8V (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super8V (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push/pull coil split on tone
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Other available finishes
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Aquamarine
Black
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Tangerine
White
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