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This page is about the 2003–2009 S470. For other S470 models, see S470 (disambiguation).
S470 03 FOF
S470 Flare Orange Flat (more images) Red copyright sprite

The S470 is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2003. It is the third distinct model to carry the S470 name after a Japanese-made model introduced in 1992 and another Korean model introduced in 1995.

The S470 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard II neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with "S wave" position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and a ZR double locking tremolo bridge which debuted in this model.

The S470 originally had Powersound pickups, those were replaced by Infinity pickups in 2005. The S470 was updated in 2008 with new inlays and an altered tremolo system. Later in 2008, production moved form Korea to Indonesia.

The S470DX is an extremely similar model that was offered in 2003 and 2004; the only apparent differences between the two models are slightly different fretboard position markers and the fretboard binding on the DX model. The S470B is a similar model with black hardware

The S470 was replaced for 2010 with the S570 which had 24 frets and a new inlay style.

Specifications

Specifications for S470 (2003–2009)
Model name: S470
Year(s) produced: 2003–2009
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Korea (2003–2008) / Indonesia (2008–2009)
Finish(es): BK (Black) / DVF (Deep Violet Flat) 2003 / EB (Electric Blue) 2004 / FOF (Flare Orange Flat) 2003 / GN (Gray Nickel) 2006 / GP (Gray Pewter) 2003 / IB (Ice Blue) 2005–2008 / MOL (Mahogany Oil) 2003 / MW (Moon Shadow) 2004
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
ZR tremolo w/ ZPS2
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
2003–2007: S waves
2008–2009: Oval
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
2003–2004: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2005–2009: Ibanez INF2 (H)
Middle pickup:
2003–2004: Ibanez PSNDS (S)
2005–2009: Ibanez INFS1 (S)
Neck pickup:
2003–2004: Ibanez PSND1 (H)
2005–2009: Ibanez INF1 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
S470 03 BK
Black (2003)
S470 03 DVF
Deep Violet Flat
S470 03 EB
Electric Blue
S470 03 GN
Gray Nickel
S470 03 GP
Gray Pewter
S470 03 IB
Ice Blue (2003)
S470 08 BK
Black (2008)
S470 08 IB
Ice Blue (2008)

Sources

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