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The S420 is an S series solid body electric guitar model made by Ibanez. It was introduced in 2010. It is a 24-fret version of the S320, which it essentially replaced. Previously, all S models introduced since 1987 had 22 frets. In 2008 Ibanez introduced the first 24-fret S Prestige models based around the S5470. In 2010 all S models got a 24-fret neck.

Features of the S420 include a mahogany body, Ibanez-made Infinity pickups and a ZR tremolo. At the 2010 Summer NAMM Show, Blackberry Sunburst was introduced as an additional finish. For 2011, the Wizard II neck is renamed Wizard III.

A left-handed model is also available, the S420L. A similar hard-tail version, the S421 was offered in 2013.

Specifications

Specifications for S420
Model name: S420
Year(s) produced: 2010–2013
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): BBS (Blackberry Sunburst) / WK (Weathered Black) (2010–2012) / BK (Black) (2013)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
ZR tremolo with ZPS2
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
2010: Wizard II
2011–2013: Wizard III
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Off-set pearl dots at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
INF2 (Infinity 2)
Neck pickup:
INF1 (Infinity 1)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
S420 WK
S420 in Weathered Black
S420 BK
S420 in Black

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