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1986 RG50 RD
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The RG50 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.

Despite the RG name, the RG50 has the rounded-edge body style and swoopy, rounded headstock of the older Roadstar body. It is one of only a small number of RG models with a humbucker/ single/ single pickup configuration. It has a tone chamber routed out of the body beneath the pickguard.

The RG50 features a chambered basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with a Super 70 humbucker with Duo-Sound coil-tap functionality at the bridge and Super 7F single-coils in the neck and middle positions and a Powerocker Special tremolo bridge.

The RG52 is a similar model with dual humbucking pickups. The RG53 is also similar but has three single-coils.

The RG50 was offered only in Japan and was discontinued after 1986.

Specifications

Specifications for RG50
Name: RG50
Years: 1986
Areas: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) / RD (Red) / WH (White)
Body
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Powerocker Special tremolo
Hardware color:
Black
Pickguard:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Roadstar
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ amber naturally finished back
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Electronics
PU Config:
HSS
Bridge PU:
Ibanez Super 70 (H)
Mid PU:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Neck PU:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever / Duo-Sound coil-tap switch (push-pull) on tone

Images

Other available finishes
1986 RG50 BK
Black
1986 RG50 WH
White

Sources

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