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For other RG652 variants, see RG652 (disambiguation).
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The RG652 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.

Despite the RG name, the RG652 has the rounded-edge body style and swoopy, rounded headstock of the older Roadstar II style.

The RG652 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez IBZ humbucking pickups with Duo Sound coil split functionality and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge. For 1987, the Back Stop tremolo stabilizer was added and the combination of the Edge trem, Back Stop and Top-Lok III nut was marketed as the "Sure Bet Tuning System."

The RG531 is a similar model with a flame maple top.

The RG652 was offered only in Japan and was discontinued after 1987.

Specifications

Specifications for RG652
Model name: RG652
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Crystal Pearl (CP) 1987 / Dark Wine Burst (DWB) 1987 / Pearl Red (PR) 1986 / Polar White (PW) 1986
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
1986: Edge tremolo
1987: Edge tremolo w/ Back Stop
Hardware color:
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
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle / Duo Sound switch on each volume

Images

Other available finishes
Crystal Pearl
1987 RG652 DWB
Dark Wine Burst
1986 RG652 PR
Pearl Red
1986 RG652 PW
Polar White
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