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The RS205 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 Standard line.

The RS205 features a birch top on a basswood double cutaway body with radiused edges bolted to a maple neck with a 21-fret fingerboard with black dot position markers. Components include a trio of Ibanez Super 6 single coil pickups mounted in a white pickguard with the bridge askew, a synchronized tremolo bridge, Sure Grip II control knobs and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.

The RS205L is a left-handed version. The RS125 is a similar model with a pair of humbucking pickups. The RS100 is a related model with a fixed bridge and different pickups.

The RS205 was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for RS205
Year(s) produced: 1983–1984
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS) / Burgundy (BY) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ birch top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Standard tremolo
Pickguard:
3-ply white/ black/ white
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
RS Deluxe
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
21
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
SSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 6 (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 6 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 6 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever / mini-toggle phase switch

Images

Additional images
Brown Sunburst
White
RS100-125-205 controls
Control layout
1983 RS205 BY rear
Rear
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