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The RG240 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1987. The Roadstar II series would eventually become known as the RG series.

The RG240 is one of only a handful 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. It had the sharp-edged body style which distinguishes it from the older Roadstar body.

The RG240 features a basswood body bolted to a maple 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 double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

In 1987 the controls consisted of volume and tone pots with a 5-way pickup selector and a Duo-Sound coil-tap toggle for the humbucker. For 1988 the controls were revamped with a volume pot, and separate toggles for each pickup, with the humbucker toggle allowing a coil-tap functionality.

The RG250 is a similar model with a flamed maple top and back. The RG340 is another somewhat similar model.

The RG240 was discontinued after 1988.

Specifications

Specifications for RG240
Model name: RG240
Year(s) produced: 1987–1988
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): Aquamarine (AQ) 1988 / Black (BK) / Pearl White (PL) 1987 / Pearl Red (PR) 1987 / Magenta (MG) 1988 / Tangerine (TG) 1988 / White (WH) 1988
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
1987: Powerocker DX tremolo
1988: Powerocker II tremolo
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:
Humbucking
Middle pickup:
Single-coil
Neck pickup:
Single-coil
Controls:
1987:Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever / "Duo-Sound" coil-tap toggle
1988: Master volume / on/off toggle for each single-coil / 3-way (off/ single/ humbucking) toggle for humbucker

Images

Other available finishes
1988 RG240 AQ
Aquamarine
Black
Pearl White
1987 RG240 PR
Pearl Red
Magenta
Tangerine
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