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After searching the internet for ages to reveal the unknown identity of my Japanese Ibanez bass guitar, I decided to remove the neck, since Ibanez uses the inside of the neckpocket to wright down what model the particular guitar is.

Removing the neck revealed a stamped model number on the neck and a handwritten Japanese one on the body. As you can see the neck one says "RD-828LE"

Unforunately, the ibanez Roadbass (RD) 828LE isn't very similar to my guitar. This can be explained by the fact that Ibanez uses necks originally built for one model, in this case the RD 828LE, for other models as well (another example are the RG-7621 necks on some RG-7421's). This probably means that the model is written on the body.

My Japanese is extremely poor; my guess is that it's written in katakana and says something like "RD-Hyowa" or something like that. Can anybody please translate this for me?



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#2
It just says 'RD-Hyo' I don't know much about Ibanez guitars so I dont know if thats a legit serial number or if some joker wrote that on it when he got it.
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#4
Thinking about it, it probably just is some random guy writing his name on it.
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#5
does it have a serial number on the back of the headstock?
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#6
I c an speak japanese

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#9


Ok, now what?
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#10
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Ok, now what?


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#11
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..??? I don't get it
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#13
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#14
Yes, this guitar does have a legit serial number on the headstock and I highly doubt some guy wrote this on the bass for fun, unless he worked for Ibanez in the first place (and has a very strange sence of humor).
The reason why I don't think it's the RD 828LE is because it features the wrong electronics and it has a panther-print paintjob which wasn't available on the RD 828LE (it's completely stock and I got it straight from the shop, who bought the bass from the official Ibanez importer in my country).
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#15
Kensai, you Swedish bastard!
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#16
pics?

And I finally get it. Japanese speakers. lol
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