The S series is distinguished by the sleek double cutaway body shape which is arched on the top and back resulting in a fairly light guitar with thin edges.
The 440S features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. It has an Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickup mounted in a pickup ring at the bridge position and Ibanez single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut. It has a traditional bolt-on neck joint with a stamped metal plate.
The 440SII is a similar model with a synchronized tremolo and locking tuning machines. The 450S is a similar model with a humbucker in the neck position.
The 440S was discontinued after 1992.
Specifications for 440S
Model name: 440S
Year(s) produced: 1990–1992
Sold in: Europe / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Laser Blue (LB) 1992 / Majestic Red (MR) 1991 / Red (RD) 1990 / Transparent Red (TR) 1992 / White (WH) 1990–1991