The RS450 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 Super Charger humbucking pickups mounted in gold 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. For 1985 the birch top was eliminated.
The RS400 is a similar model with different pickups and chrome hardware.
The RS450 was discontinued after 1985.
Specifications for RS450
Year(s) produced: 1983–1985
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Fire Red (FR) / Metallic Black [?] (MB) / Pearl White (PW)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 1983–1984: Basswood w/ birch top 1985: Basswood