Ibanez 1984 Roadstar II Steve Lukather Marine Blueburst
The Ibanez Roadstar came out of the 1980's as one of Ibanez's most iconic designs, blending the super-Strat aesthetic with a modern sense of design and a penchant for extravagant colors and shred forward playability. Steve Lukather, guitarist for Toto, worked with Ibanez in 1983 to design a signature guitar and ended up with this model.
These guitars have a carved birdseye maple cap on basswood bodies, bolted to a maple neck that has a gorgeous ebony fingerboard inlaid with snowflakes. Components include a pair of covered humbucking pickups with a custom SL Special at the bridge and a Super 58 at the neck with Duo Sound coil-split functionality mounted in ivory pickup rings and Smooth Tuner II tuning machines.
This is the second version of this model: Several changes were introduced in mid 1984, including the newly developed Pro Rock'r double locking tremolo with a Top Lok string lock behind the nut, a painted headstock and neck, 22 frets, and knurled metal Tek Grip knobs. This second version also has a facsimile of Lukather's signature engraved into the neck joint plate.
This guitar was discontinued after 1985. It is the only signature guitar Ibanez produced for Lukather.
Serial #L842245 comes the original hardshell case.