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1983 RS1500 BS
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The RS1500 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1983. It was made in Japan as part of the Roadstar Custom line.

The RS1500 features a neck through body construction with ash body wings with an arched top attached to a three piece laminated maple neck with a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a trio of Ibanez Super Power 6 single coil pickups mounted in pickup rings with the bridge askew, a Hard Rocker Pro single locking tremolo bridge, Sure Grip II control knobs and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.

Controls consist of a master tone and a shared volume for the neck and bridge pickups along with a 3-way pickup selector. The second volume allows the center pickup to be added to any combination of the neck and bridge.

The RS1400 is a model with a similar construction but with quite different components. The RS505 is a less expensive similar model.

The RS1500 was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for RS1500
Year(s) produced: 1983–1984
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash body wings w/ arched top
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Hard Rocker Pro tremolo
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RS Custom
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
21
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
SSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super Power 6 (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super Power 6 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super Power 6 (S)
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle

Images

Additional images
1983 RS1500 controls
Controls
RS1400-1500 neck-through
Rear/neck
RS1400 side-view
Body profile

Sources

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