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The RS440 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1984.

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

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
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:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V5 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 7 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 7 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push-push Duo Sound switch on volume

Images

Other available finishes
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Fire Red
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Royal Violet
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White

Sources

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