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The RS530 is a Roadstar II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1984.

The RS530 features a flame maple top with contrasting binding 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 black 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.

The RS520 is a similar model with gold hardware and without the flame maple top. The RS525 is a related model with an arched top.

The RS530 was discontinued after 1985. It was replaced by the RG530.

Specifications

Specifications for RS530
Year(s) produced: 1984–1985
Sold in: Europe (?) / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Marine Sunburst (MS) / Polar White (PW) / Transparent Red (TR)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Pro Rock'r tremolo
Knob style:
Tek Grip
Hardware color:
Black
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:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle / two push/push Duo Sound switches

Images

Other available finishes
1984 RS530 BK
Black
1985 RS530 PW
Polar White
1985 RS530 alternate colors
Marine Sunburst

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