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For the earlier model with the same name, see RG685 (1989).
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The RG685 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998.

The RG685 features an American basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position makers. Components include Ibanez Quantum pickups a low profile double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.

The RG685 was available only in Japan. The RG680 is a similar model with a basswood body. The RG680CM is a similar model with a basswood body and curly maple top.

Specifications

Specifications for RG685 (1998–2000)
Model name: RG685 (1998–2000)
Year(s) produced: 1998–2000
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BTB (Burnt Transparent Blue) 1999–2000 / BTP (Burnt Transparent Purple) 1998–1999 / BTV (Burnt Transparent Violin)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
1998–1999: Wizard
2000: Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez QM2
Middle pickup:
Ibanez QMS1
Neck pickup:
Ibanez QM1
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector

Images

Other available finishes
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Burnt Transparent Blue
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Burnt Transparent Purple

Sources

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