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The RG440 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 RG440 is one of only a few RG models produced with a 22-fret neck. It is also remarkable as an RG model with a humbucker/ single/ single pickup configuration. It has the rounded-edge body style of the older Roadstar II body.

The RG440 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include pickguard-mounted Ibanez pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single coils in the neck and middle positions and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

The 1986 RG440 has the original swoopy "blade" 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 "duckbill" RG shape along with black hardware and a different pickguard shape.

The RG440L is a left-handed version. The RG450 is a similar model with a humbucker replacing the single-coil at the neck. The RG430 is a similar model with three single-coil pickups.

The RG440 was discontinued after 1987.


Specifications for RG440
Model name: RG440
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Dark Wine (DW) / Pearl Blue (PB) 1986 / Pearl (PL) / Pearl Red (PR) / Ruby Red (RR) 1987
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
1986: Chrome or black
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)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


Other available finishes
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Black (1987)
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Dark Wine
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Pearl Blue
Pearl Red
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