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The RS400 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1983.

The RS400 features a birch top on an arched basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez humbucking pickups mounted in chrome pickup rings with Duo Sound coil-split functionality for the bridge pickup, a tremolo bridge, knurled Tek Grip control knobs and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.

The initial model for 1983 had the Hard Rocker Pro two-point synchronized tremolo. This was replaced for 1984 with the new Pro Rock'r double locking tremolo with a string lock behind the nut. Also for 1984 the V2 pickups were replaced by blade style V5 pickups. For 1985 the birch top was eliminated.

The RS450 is a similar model with different pickups and gold hardware.

The RS400 was discontinued after 1985.

Specifications

Specifications for RS400
Year(s) produced: 1983–1985
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
1983–1984: Basswood w/ birch top
1985: Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
1983: Hard Rocker Pro tremolo
1984–1985: Pro Rock'r tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22
Nut:
1983: Graphite
1984–1985: Graphite w/ Top Lok
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
1983: Ibanez V2 (H)
1984–1985: Ibanez V5 (H)
Neck pickup:
1983: Ibanez V2 (H)
1984–1985: Ibanez V5 (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector / push-push Duo Sound switch on tone

Images

Other available finishes
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Black (1983)
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Black (1984)
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White (1983)

Sources