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The RG525 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1986. The Roadstar II series would eventually become known as the RG series.

The RG525 has the rounded-edge body style and swoopy, rounded headstock of the older Roadstar II style.

The RG525 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include dual Ibanez IBZ humbucking pickups with individual volume controls and Duo-Sound coil-tap functionality and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

The RG530 is a similar model with a flame maple top.

The RG525 was discontinued after just one year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for RG525
Model name: RG525
Year(s) produced: 1986
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Gun Metallic (GM) / Pearl (PL) / Silver (SV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
White gold
Black model: Black
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar DX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle / two Duo Sound switches

Images

Other available finishes
Black
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Gun Metallic[1]
Silver
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Body
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Headstock (front)
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Headstock (rear)
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Neck joint plate
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Rear
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Front

Sources

  1. Image courtesy Christophe T.
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