NGD: 1983 Ibanez Roadstar II and a story

FabriceKaiser

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I used to play a Blazer Series II. I'm not sure what the difference between the Roadstar and the Blazer Series were. Mine was the model with 2 humbuckers and a hardtail bridge, so extremely similar to yours.
I remember it as an extremely well made guitar that sounded really good.
I think this is a fantastic score!
 

gramatica

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Early 80s, I had a strat project with a blown truss rod. My guitar shop was parting out a Blazer and I'm all over Ibanii... so I bought the neck. $50.

Naturally it didn't fit the body I had at home. I went back later in the week and bought the body ($50) – go figure, the neck fit!

So I attached my Fender guts to the Ibanez body. Badda-Bing. Problem solved.
 

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I bought an RS440 in candy apple red with matching headstock and rosewood board in 1985. 2 singles and a blade bridge bucker that split into a single. Had
the cool v strap pins, a locking Ibanez vibrato bridge and nut; the guitar was abso,Ute,y versatile and sounded fantastic stock. Effortless to play. Sold it stupidly in 1987 .
 

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I played it at church on Sunday through my Helix LT with the David Hislop Bethel patch. It sounded really good. The Hislop patch is fantastic.
 

NC E30

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I bought an RS440 in candy apple red with matching headstock and rosewood board in 1985. 2 singles and a blade bridge bucker that split into a single. Had
the cool v strap pins, a locking Ibanez vibrato bridge and nut; the guitar was abso,Ute,y versatile and sounded fantastic stock. Effortless to play. Sold it stupidly in 1987 .
Sounds just like the one I bought in 1985, still have it
 

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StrangerNY

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Nice guitar, congrats. You were definitely in the right place at the right time.

I had one for a while, I think it was an '81.

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I sold it along with a few other guitars to buy a Les Paul, but that was a solid guitar.

I've had 5 or 6 Ibbies, and every single one of them has been really good.

- D
 
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