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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.

The RG440 was discontinued after 1987.

Specifications

Specifications for RG440
Name: RG440
Years: 1986–1987
Areas: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) / DW (Dark Wine) / PB (Pearl Blue) 1986 / PL (Pearl) / PR (Pearl Red) / RR (Ruby Red) 1987
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
1986: Chrome or black
1987: Black
Pickguard:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar DX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
PU Config:
HSS
Bridge PU:
Ibanez IBZ (H)
Mid PU:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Neck PU:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1987 RG440 BK
Black (1987)
1987 RG440 DW
Dark Wine
1986 RG440 PB
Pearl Blue
Pearl
Pearl Red
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