Offered for sale:

Used 1979 Ibanez Roadster Bass serial number E790934.

This bass is in good condition, the neck is straight and the frets are good. Cosmetically this bass has seen plenty of action, dam the torpedoes full speed ahead. There are wear marks, scratches, nicks and chips abounding, mostly on the body but some marks on the back of the neck. If you appreciate patina, this is it!

The Roadster RS800 is a pro level instrument made in Japan. These basses are reminiscent of a P-bass in feel and playing. The Super 4 pickup however is quite powerful and delivers a hot tone, bringing to mind a cross between a MusicMan and a P-bass and is placed in a sweet spot.

The RS-800’s appeal is in its straightforward simplicity. These bass guitars were at the very front of the Ibanez line debuting a new neck technology called the TR Tuned Response.

The neck has individually tuned pieces of steel embedded under the fingerboard that are perfectly tuned to the frequency of each string so that every note plays perfectly without any dead spots or sour notes.

This is a cool piece of Japanese electric bass evolution, the combination of the Super 4 pickup and the Accu-Cast B high mass bridge deliver on the tone. If you like instruments with patina, don’t pay extra to be “relic-ed” grab this one with a story to tell!

Case not included. Cases and gig bags available separately.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship.”


Year: 1979

Serial number: E790934

Body: Mahogany with flamed maple top and back

Neck: Laminated rock maple, TR Tuned Response

Finish: Cherry Wine

Fingerboard: Rock Maple

Scale Length: 34”

Number of Frets: 21

Bridge: Accu-Cast B High Mass

Tuners: Hercules B

Pickup: Ibanez Super 4

Controls: Volume, tone

Width at Nut: 1 11/16”

Radius: 7.25”

Weight: 9.2 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Cherry Wine
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
New Paltz, NY
1:17 AM
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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS Ground service for $50.00 to $100.00 for the 48 Contiguous states. (Overnight Red Label is also available). Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use Fex Ex Great Rates service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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