Up for grabs is a late October 1985, Ibanez RS440FR Roadstar II.  This is an extremely well used guitar & pretty much the textbook definition of "patina".  The color is "fire red" & on top of the usual chips, scratches & dings on a 34 year old guitar, it looks like there was a failure in the color coating under the clear coat finish; kind of a crackly orange peel.  It looks much better in these pictures than in reality, but I hate patina so it's a matter of opinion.  The frets are worn & the fretboard is rutted, but the neck is straight with all original Smooth Tuner II's in perfect order. 
Original Toplok works flawlessly as all the screws were replaced with replicas by Diablo Tuning.  All original electronics work, the pots & switch were cleaned.  Both original backplates are present, strap buttons are original "tv-antenna/boomerang/v-style", however the lower button is missing the original washer. 
Completely disassembled the bridge, cleaned, lubed, replaced broken/missing parts inside with original bridge parts I have from my private cache & installed spring insulators to prevent twang.  The Pro Rock'r bridge is now 100% including the very hard to find original vibrato bar with nothing missing, broken, bent or stripped
I put way too much time & effort into this guitar; replaced broken & missing parts with originals & replicas, used a razor on the rutted frets to plane them out as far as I dared & then hit it hard with lots of lemon oil.  Cleaned, polished, new Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings, adjusted everything & she now plays almost like new.  Really wanted to refinish this girl but I've been advised that patina like this is really in now; whatever, I like everything factory new & fresh.  Comes with a brand new, genuine Ibanez gig bag, all 4 Allen/hex wrenches & will be well packed.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition:
Good (Used)
Brand
Ibanez
Model
RS440
Finish
Fire Red
Categories
Solid Body
Year
1985
Made In
Japan
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Shape
S-Style
Body Type
Solid Body

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Blackstain's Guitars
Joined Dec 2015
New Market, VA, United States

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Blackstain's Guitars

New Market, VA, United States
Joined: Dec 2015

1985 Ibanez RS440FR Roadstar II
$400
+ $80 Shipping