SF470 TC
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The SF470 is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992. In 1992 it was referred to as the 470S in the US and European markets, but as the SF470 in Japan. The SF470 model name was carried forward into 1993.

The SF470 was the first hard-tail model in the S series and one of only a small handful of models offered with the SF designation.

Features of the SF470 include a mahogany body with a 24¾" scale Viper neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups flanking a single-coil and the Gibraltar II bridge with Quik Change II tailpiece.

A traditional square heel neck joint with a stamped metal plate was used in 1992, but in 1993 the new, sculpted All-access neck joint was added.

In 1992 the SF470 for the European and Japan markets had V1/S2/V2 pickups which US versions had V7/S2/V8 pickups. The V1/V2 humbuckers were used worldwide after 1992.

The SF470 was discontinued after 1994. In 1997 a new series of hard-tail S models was introduced as the S Classic series.


Specifications for SF470
Model name: SF470 / 470S
Year(s) produced: 1992–1994
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / TB (Transparent Blue) 1992–1993 / TC (Transparent Cherry) 1992 / TR (Transparent Red)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
1992: Bolt-on (traditional)
1993–1994: AANJ
Gibraltar II
Quik Change II
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
22 / medium
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
1992: Ibanez V8 (H)
1992–1994: Ibanez V2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S2 (S)
Neck pickup:
1992: Ibanez V7 (H)
1992–1994: Ibanez V1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
1993 SF470 BK
1993 SF470 TB
Transparent Blue
1993 SF470 TR
Transparent Red


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