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1996 SF420FM TT
SF420FM Transparent Turquoise Red copyright sprite

The SF420FM is an S series solid body electric guitar sold by Ibanez in 1996. It was a spot model which never appeared in a catalog.

The SF designation meant that this model has a fixed bridge rather than a tremolo most S series models are equipped with. It was one of only a small handful of models offered in this sub-series.

Features of the SF420FM include a mahogany body with a flame maple top bolted to a 25½" scale Wizard II neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez humbucking pickups and a fixed bridge. The volume knob has a push/pull switch to coil tap the humbuckers.

The SF420 is a similar model without the decorative top. The SF470 is a somewhat similar model which has a third pickup which was available through 1994.

The SF420FM was discontinued after 1996. For 1997 a new series of hard-tail S models was introduced as the S Classic series. The SC420CM is somewhat similar.

Specifications

Specifications for SF420FM
Model name: SF420FM
Year(s) produced: 1996
Sold in: USA
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): TT (Transparent Turquoise)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Shortstop II fixed
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece quartersawn maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
AH2
Neck pickup:
AH1
Controls:
Master volume w/ push/pull coil-tap / master tone / 3-way lever

Sources

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