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The RS430 is a Roadstar Deluxe series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1984.

The RS430 features a birch top on a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include three Ibanez V7 bar-style single coil pickups mounted in a black pickguard with the bridge pickup mounted askew, a Pro Rock'r double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, knurled Tek Grip control knobs and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.

For 1985 the birch top was eliminated.

The RS440 is a similar model with a different pickup configuration.

The RS430 was discontinued after 1985. It was replaced by the RG430.

Specifications

Specifications for RS430
Year(s) produced: 1984–1985
Sold in: Europe (?) / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Forest Green (FG) / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
1984: Basswood w/ birch top
1985: Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Pro Rock'r tremolo
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Tek Grip
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar DX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22
Nut:
Top Lok
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
SSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V7 (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez V7 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1985 RS430 FG
Forest Green
1985 RS430 WH
White

Sources

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