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)