FANDOM


1983 RS505 BS
RS505 Brown Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RS505 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1983. It was made in Japan as part of the Roadstar Deluxe line.

The RS505 features a birdseye maple top with cream binding on an alder body bolted to a maple neck with a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a trio of Ibanez Super Power 6 single coil pickups mounted in pickup rings with the bridge askew, a Hard Rocker synchronized tremolo bridge, Sure Grip II control knobs and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.

The brown sunburst and cherry sunburst examples have cream pickups and mounting rings while the black finish has black pickups. The RS1500 is a more upscale related model. The RS405 is a related model without the exotic top and with different pickups and a pickguard.

The RS505 was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for RS505
Year(s) produced: 1983–1984
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) Japan only / Brown Sunburst (BS) / Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder w/ birdseye maple top & cream binding
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Hard Rocker tremolo
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
RS Deluxe
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
21
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
SSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super Power 6 (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super Power 6 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super Power 6 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Additional images
1983 RS505 BK
Black
1983 RS505 BS
Cherry Sunburst
1983 RS505 controls
Controls

Sources

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.