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The RG420 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 RG420 is one of only a few RG models produced with a 22-fret neck. It has the sharp-edged body style which distinguishes it from the older Roadstar II body.

The RG420 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include dual Ibanez humbucking pickups mounted in pickup rings at the bridge and neck with coil-tap Duo Sound functionality and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

The 1986 RG420 has the original swoopy Roadstar II headstock shape and the headstock is painted to match the body. For 1987 it gets a black headstock in the new, pointier RG-style shape.

The RG410 is a similar model with a single humbucker. The RG425 is another similar model with the two humbuckers mounted side-by-side near the bridge.

The RG420 was discontinued after 1987.


RG420 (1986–1987) components and specifications
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Cherry Ice (CI) 1986 / Dark Wine (DW) 1987 / Pearl (PL) / Pearl Red (PR) 1987
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
1986: Chrome
1987: Black
Neck type:
Roadstar DX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
22 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector / two Duo Sound switches


Other available finishes
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Black (1987)
Cherry Ice
Dark Wine
Pearl Red
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