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The Ibanez RG470 is an RG series guitar model featuring a HSH pickup configuration and a double locking tremolo, introduced in 1992 and discontinued in 2004.

The RG470 was introduced as a more affordable alternative for the RG570. These 1992 and 1993 models were still produced in Japan and featured Ibanez American Designed pickups, a rosewood fingerboard and a Edge tremolo not unlike RG570 models, but had a beefier standard neck joint and a square jackplate.

In 1994 production moved to Korea and several changes were made to the RG470, including the introduction of Infinity pickups, Lo-TRS II tremolo and a new neck profile. Like all RG models, the Korean RG470 also got the sleeker All Access Neck Joint.

In 1998 a new Japanese-made RG470 was introduced for the US market, although the Korean models were still available in Europe and Japan up to 2000. The American Designed pickups returned once again and the tremolo was upgraded to the Lo-TRS for these second series of Japanese RG470 models. A final change was made in 2003 with the introduction of the Edge Pro tremolo replacing the Lo-TRS. The 2003 and 2004 models were only available in Japan until it finally was discontinued after 2004.

There was also a RG470XL in 2001 and 2002, that was made in Japan for sale in the US market. It shared many of the same specs, but was considered an "extended range guitar" (baritone guitar) due to its 27" scale length. It was only available in a Black Pearl finish, and its truss rod cover was engraved with an artful 'XL' to help easily differentiate it upon sight.

SpecificationsEdit

First series Japanese models (1992–1993)Edit

RG470 (1992–1993)
Name: RG470
Years: 1992–1993
Areas: EU/JP/US
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) / CA (Candy Apple) / EG (Emerald Green) / JB (Jewel Blue)
Body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (square heel)
Bridge:
Edge
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:
HSH
Neck PU:
IBZ V7 (Vintage 7)
Mid PU:
IBZ S1 (Single 1)
Bridge PU:
IBZ V8 (Vintage 8)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

ImagesEdit

Gallery
RG470 EG 1992
RG470 in Emerald Green
RG470 JB 1993
RG470 in Jewel Blue
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Korean models (1994–1999)Edit

RG470 (1994–1999)
Name: RG470
Years: 1994–1999 (US: 1994–1997)
Areas: EU/JP/US
Made in: Korea
Finishes: BK (Black) / CM (Crimson Metallic) (1994–1996) / JB (Jewel Blue) / LPB (unknown) (1995) / MD (Mediterranean Green) (1997)
Body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo TRS II
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Maple
Inlays:
Pearl dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:
HSH
Neck PU:
IBZ INF1 (Infinity 1)
Mid PU:
IBZ INFS1 (Infinity Single 1)
Bridge PU:
IBZ INF2 (Infinity 2)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

ImagesEdit

Gallery
RG470 CM 1995
RG470 in Crimson Metallic
RG470 MD 1997
RG470 in Mediterranean Green
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Second series Japanese models (1998–2004)Edit

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RG470 (1998–2004)
Name: RG470
Years: 1998–2004
Areas: EU (2000–2001) / JP (2001–2004) / US (1998–2002)
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) (1998–2002) / BP (Black Pearl) (2003–2004) / CA (Candy Apple) (2004) / CB (Caribbean Blue) (2000–2004) / CF (Cherry Fudge) (1998–1999) / NP (New Penny) (1999–2001) / RB (Reactor Blue) (1998) / RC (unknown) (2002–2004) / SA (Sangria) (2003) / SG (Smoke Green) (2002) / TI (Titanium Ice) (2000–2001) / ZS (unknown) (2003)
Body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
1998–2002: Lo-TRS tremolo
2003: Edge Pro tremolo
Hardware color:
1998–1999: Black
2000–2004: Cosmo Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:
HSH
Neck PU:
IBZ V7 (Vintage 7)
Mid PU:
IBZ S1 (Single 1)
Bridge PU:
IBZ V8 (Vintage 8)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

ImagesEdit

Gallery
RG470 CB 2004
RG470 in Caribbean Blue (2004 model)
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