The RG440 is one of only a few RG models produced with a 22-fret neck. It is also remarkable as an RG model with ahumbucker/single/ single pickup configuration. It has the rounded-edge body style of the older Roadstar II body.
The RG440 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include pickguard-mounted Ibanez pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single coils in the neck and middle positions and an Edgedouble locking tremolobridge with a locking nut.
The 1986 RG440 has the original swoopy "blade" Roadstar II headstock shape and the headstock is painted to match the body. For 1987 it gets the a black headstock in the pointier modern "duckbill" RG shape along with black hardware and a different pickguard shape.
TheRG440Lis a left-handed version. TheRG450is a similar model with a humbucker replacing the single-coil at the neck. TheRG430is a similar model with threesingle-coilpickups.