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