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The RG502BE is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG502BE features a birdseye maple top on a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard II neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, a pair of Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups mounted in pickup rings and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG503BE is a similar model with a middle pickup. The RG502FX is a related model with a fixed bridge and without the exotic top. The RG507 is a related model without the exotic top and with a middle pickup.

The RG502BE was discontinued after 1998.

Specifications

Specifications for RG502BE
Model name: RG502BE
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Marine Sunburst (MS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ birdseye maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

  1. Image provided by and used with permission of Daiko Ide
  • RG502 listing, Ibanez Register (enthusiast website), archived May 2006
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