#1
Hello all you guitar-fanatics out there!

I am the lucky owner of an Ibanez Roadstar II series (prod-year: 1984 - with Steve Lukather signature), and consider putting it for sale online. During my "pricing-research" I came across a guy on e-bay, who claimed that the price should be somewhere between 1200-1500 U.S. dollars. His argument for the rather high price was that the guitar is - to use his expression - VERY RARE ... I'm slightly in doubt therefore Im seeking advice in this forum! - I hope to get more knowledge about the guitar and help to price my beloved and beautiful Ibanez!

See pictures for the guitar's condition(what you see, is what you get!):

http://www.billedeupload.dk/photo/2009-10/f2500463/IMG_0736.jpg.html

http://www.billedeupload.dk/photo/2009-10/cf8b9cad/IMG_0758.jpg.html

http://www.billedeupload.dk/photo/2009-10/f6eb0f43/IMG_0759.jpg.html

http://www.billedeupload.dk/photo/2009-10/21a42378/IMG_0738.jpg.html

Rock oN'' Meldgod!
#3
Ive seen frank gambale signature guitars(and other out of production models) going for around $1700, your's should be around there or more.
#4
Hey guys.. Thx for the fast respons!
For the specs:

- Birds Eye Maple Top + Neck
- Ebony Fretboard
- ProRock'R tremolo with locking nut

Dont quite know bout the pickups.. - Hope that was info enough!
#5
Sorry! Just found a site with all the specs on my guitar! Here they are:

Modelnumber: RS1010SL
Product-year: 1984
Style: Birds-Eye Maple & Alder
Bodyshape: Arched Top
Binding: Multi
Headstock: Natural
Fretboard: Ebony
Number of frets: 22
Neck Pickup: Super 58
Bridge Pickup: SL Special
Controls: 3-Way, 1V, 1T, 2 Duo-Sound
Hardware: Gold
Bridge: Hard Rocker Pro
Finish: Marine Sunburst
Other Notes: "Steve Lukather" (1st design)
#6
Sorry to say, but you´ll be lucky if you get a grand for it. I´d hold on to it for a little longer and see what you could get for it in another 5 to 10 years.
#7
I see similar roadstars going on ebay for £100-£400.

Don't expect loads, not many people are into roadstars (though I really want one, but no cash right now.)
#8
Quote by Punk_Ninja
I see similar roadstars going on ebay for £100-£400.

Don't expect loads, not many people are into roadstars (though I really want one, but no cash right now.)

This. In my experience, Roadstars are worth shit on the second hand market.
Quote by lizarday
oh yeah? well larry king the slayer guitarist owns bc rich guitars. (i think)
#9
Thanks for your answers! I will reconsider selling it now - But what I get from reading your replies is; that the guy on e-bay is wrong, when calling the model itself "rare" - Am I rigth ?
#10
You're not going to get over 1000 in this economy. If I had to guess, maybe 600 or so. It is on the high end of the Roadstar spectrum. It may be rare, but that doesn't mean someone's going to pay a load for it.
Ask here:
http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi
If anyone will know the value, someone on there will.
#11
Quote by Green_Jelly
This. In my experience, Roadstars are worth shit on the second hand market.


Which is great for vintage Ibanez nerds and modders, luckily I come under both catgories

#12
Quote by Green_Jelly
This. In my experience, Roadstars are worth shit on the second hand market.


This is sadly (or luckily) true. My old teacher got one in a pretty good shape for 300 € I think. So it's easy to get one for such a low price; the difficult thing is TO FIND one
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