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1991 450S BN
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The 450S is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It was originally part of the Roadstar Pro series.

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 450S features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. It has dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups mounted in pickup rings at the bridge and neck flanking a single-coil. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut. The 450S has a traditional bolt-on neck joint with a stamped metal plate.

The 540SLTD is a related model with DiMarzio-made pickups and sharktooth fretboard inlays. The 440S is a similar model with a single-coil pickup in the neck position.

The 450S was discontinued after 1992, being essentially replaced by the S470.

Specifications

Specifications for 450S
Model name: 450S
Year(s) produced: 1990–1992
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / BN (Blue Night) 1991 / LB (Laser Blue) 1992 / MR (Majestic Red) 1991 / RD (Red) 1990 / TR (Transparent Red) 1992 / WH (White) 1990
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (traditional)
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V1 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
Black
1992 450S LB
Laser Blue
Majestic Red
Red
Transparent Red
1990 450S WH
White
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