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For other S470 models, see S470 (disambiguation).
1997 S470 MD
S470 Mediterranean Green (more images) Red copyright sprite

The S470 is an S series solid body guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1995. Several versions of the model exist, this one is manufactured in Korea and was sold only in the USA, where it supplanted the Japanese S470. The Japanese version continued to be offered outside of the USA.

This S470 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard II neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include Ibanez Axis pickups and a double locking tremolo bridge.

The S470L is a left-handed version. The S470DX is a similar model with a bound fretboard with sharktooth inlays. The S470FM is a similar model with a flamed maple top.

The S470 was discontinued after 2001, but the model name was resurrected in 2003 with a completely revised model which was produced in Korea and eventually Indonesia.

Specifications

Specifications for S470 (1995–2001, Korea)
Model name: S470
Year(s) produced: 1995–2001
Sold in: USA
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): BK (Black) / JB (Jewel Blue) 1995–1997, 1999–2001 / MD (Mediterranean Green) 1997–1998 / RB (Royal Blue) 1998 / VK (Vampire Kiss) 1999
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-TRS II
Hardware color:
Cosmo Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez AH2
Middle pickup:
Ibanez AS1
Neck pickup:
Ibanez AH1
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
S470 95 BK
Black
S470 JB
Jewel Blue
Royal Blue
S470 VK
Vampire Kiss
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