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The RS520 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1984. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

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

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
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
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar DX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24
Nut:
Top Lok
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector / 2 push-push Duo Sound switches

Images

Other available finishes
1984 RS520 BK.jpg
Black
1984 RS520 FG.jpg
Forest Green
1984 RS520 PH.jpg
Purple Haze
1984 RS520 WH.jpg
White

Sources

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