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 for RS430
Year(s) produced: 1984–1985
Sold in: Europe (?) / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Forest Green (FG) / White (WH)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 1984: Basswood w/ birch top 1985: Basswood