1987 RG430 PL
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The RG430 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1986. The Roadstar series would eventually become known as the RG series.

The RG430 is one of only a few RG models produced with a 22-fret neck. It is also remarkable as an RG model with three single-coil pickups. It has the rounded-edge body style of the older Roadstar II body.

The RG430 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include three pickguard-mounted Ibanez single coil pickups with the bridge mounted askew and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

The 1986 RG430 has the original swoopy Roadstar II headstock shape and the headstock is painted to match the body. For 1987 it gets the a black headstock in the pointier modern RG shape.

The RG440 is a similar model with a humbucker at the bridge. The RS430 is a somewhat similar model which the RG430 replaced.

The RG430 was discontinued after 1987.


Specifications for RG430
Model name: RG430
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Pearl (PL) / Pearl Red (PR) / Ruby Red (RR)
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 Super 7F (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
1986 RG430 BK
Black (1986)
Pearl Red
Ruby Red
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