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1982 Ibanez Roadstar II Standard RB820 Bass! SOLD!

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Here's a cool Japanese Ibanez for not a whole lotta cash! Players love the look, tone and quality of Japanese guitars. Many musicians prefer the playability and attention to detail of Japanese instruments over much more expensive American products. This Ibanez Roadstar RB820 is a great example of an 80s Japanese instrument. Cool looks, great feel, good quality and a great price. Nice specs on the one. The body is alder for good balance and tone. The 34 inch scale maple neck features a Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. A Super J6 humbucker is hooked to volume and tone controls as well as a special Tri-sound switch. The Tri-sound switch offers players some single coil flavors along with the full humbucker tones. An Accucast bridge and Velvet tune machines keep it rock solid. The finish is a very unique color that's sort of a silverish gold. It looks a bit different than what Ibanez called Silver smoke, at least to my eyes. Very cool look. A very useful instrument for not a lot of bucks!

This Ibanez plays and sounds great. The neck is straight, the action is good and the frets are fine. the pickup delivers sounds reminiscent of a Stingray, P-Bass and a J-Bass with the flip of the switch. Very nice instrument for the bucks. Condition wise, this is a nice used instrument. It shows light to moderate pick, clearcoat and belt scratches and normal playwear. Fairly well taken care of for a 27 year old bass. Comes in original semi beat hardshell case.

This bass is an excellent value. Killer good looks, nice build quality and an ultra low price. You really can't beat it. The same money would buy you a newer Chinese built instrument but it probably won't be as nice nor as unique as this Roadstar.


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