The RS520 features a birch top on a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez IBZ humbucking pickups with Duo Sound coil-split functionality mounted in gold pickup rings and 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 RS530 is a similar model with a flame maple top and black hardware. The RS5200 and RS5250 are similar models with special graphic finishes.
The RS520 was discontinued after 1985.
Specifications for RS520
Year(s) produced: 1984–1985
Sold in: Europe (?) / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Fire Red (FR) / Forest Green (FG) 1984 / Purple Haze (PH) 1984 / White (WH)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 1984: Basswood w/ birch top 1985: Basswood