The RG440 is a Roadstar series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1986. The Roadstar series would eventually become known as the RG series.
The RG440 is one of only a few RG models produced with a 22-fret neck. It is also remarkable as an RG model with a humbucker/ single/ single pickup configuration. It has the rounded-edge body style of the older Roadstar body.
The RG440 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include pickguard-mounted Ibanez pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single coils in the neck and middle positions and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.
The 1986 RG440 has the original swoopy "blade" Roadstar headstock shape and the headstock is painted to match the body. For 1987 it gets the a black headstock in the pointier modern "duckbill" RG shape along with black hardware and a different pickguard shape.
The RG440L is a left-handed version. The RG450 is a similar model with a humbucker replacing the single-coil at the neck. The RG430 is a similar model with three single-coil pickups.