The RS440 features a birch top on a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include three Ibanez pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a V5 humbucker at the bridge (which can be split with the Duo Sonic switch) and Super 7 single-coils in the neck and middle positions, a Pro Rock'r double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, Tek Grip control knobs and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.
The birch top was discontinued for 1985.
The RS430 is a similar model with a different pickup configuration.
The RS440 was discontinued after 1985. It was replaced by the RG440.
Specifications for RS440
Model name: RS440
Year(s) produced: 1984–1985
Sold in: Europe (?) / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Fire Red (FR) / Royal Violet (RV) / White (WH) 1984
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 1984: Basswood w/ birch top 1985: Basswood