Gary Moore’s Ibanez Roadstar RS1000
Around 1983/84 Gary endorsed and occasionally used Ibanez guitars and equipment. He was most often photographed with a cherry sunburst RS1000 model. In most cases, the photos from photoshoots, but there is at least one that shows Gary actually playing the guitar on stage – which means that he did indeed use the guitars.
The sunburst Ibanez RS1000 featured an alder body with a birds-eye maple top. The guitar was equipped with two Maxon Super 58 humbucking pickups and a “Hard-Rocker Pro” tremolo bridge. The model itself was produced from around 1981 and at that time it was one of Ibanez’s top-of-the-line guitars.
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Gary also used an RS 1100, only 100 made of, I believe he uses it on empty rooms video, shot at a castle in Ireland.
I had an early RS1000CS…..I regret selling it often. It played itself…it was like driving a Lamborghini….God I miss mine.