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Ibanez 2005 S470 Electric Guitar   

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A super-sleek body; fast, thin neck; and the warm sound of an axe from the '50s make the Ibanez 2005 S470 Electric Guitar a burner. Mahogany body, ma...Click To Read More About This Product

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A super-sleek body; fast, thin neck; and the warm sound of an axe from the '50s make the Ibanez 2005 S470 Electric Guitar a burner. Mahogany body, maple Wizard II neck, jumbo frets, double-locking tremolo, 2 Infinity humbuckers (type 1 at the neck, type 2 at the bridge), plus an Infinity single-coil in the middle.

FEATURES
  • Maple Wizard II neck
  • Mahogany body
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Zero Resistance bridge
  • Zero Point tremolo
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4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good intermediate guitar!

The Ibanez S470 is an excellent guitar for a beginner or intermediate player wanting something to shred on (its great for other stuff too but this is a shred guitar nonetheless). Japanese and...Read complete review

The Ibanez S470 is an excellent guitar for a beginner or intermediate player wanting something to shred on (its great for other stuff too but this is a shred guitar nonetheless). Japanese and Korean S series guitars are equipped with the ZR tremolo, which is now one of THE best tremolo units on the market...its odd that it is not found on any other series of Ibanez's.Korean models (such as the ones purchased through this website) lack in the quality department when compared to the Japenese models...The woods are bit cheaper, paint is a bit lower quality etc. Even though I love this guitar im not going to give it all 10's...come on! The guitar is very lightweight, which is great, but tone suffers because of it. Its something that wont be noticable for beginners but advanced players will want to change the pickups out immediately. EMG 81 works great in the bridge, but the 85 will sound muddy if put in with it in the neck position (try dual 81's or 81/86). Just because Zakk wylde has an 81/85 in his doesnt mean this guitar will sound like him! (remember he has a heavy les paul)Positive: GREAT price, thin neck, lightweight, ZR trem, very easy to play onNegative: Tone isnt the best with cheap pickups and less dense wood than say a les paul or strat, only 22 frets,(horror stories of the ZR tremolo breaking)For the price its an awesome guitar and worth checking out, its comparable to a Jackson dinky!If they made a neck-thru prestige model of this guitar with 24 frets...omg..*also the EMG SA can replace the single coil pickup. Ibanez S520ex is the same guitar but only has 2 pickups instead of the 3 but are higher quality. If you dont mind having a single coil and are replacing them with EMG's or some duncans etc, this is the better deal

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Check it out before you buy

I thought this guitar looked pretty cool online, so I decided to check it out at a local music store. I was extremely disappointed. The guitar was not nearly as aesthetically pleasing as...Read complete review

I thought this guitar looked pretty cool online, so I decided to check it out at a local music store. I was extremely disappointed. The guitar was not nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the online photograph. The back of the neck felt like my hand was running across a cutting board, and the inlays in the front were extremely thin and cheap looking. Plus, the neck pretty much was hovering on top of the body connected by four bolts/screws which to me was a little bothersome . The S470 is extremely light and seemed toyish[sic]. When playing the guitar without an amp, I did not sense any tone coming from the guitar itself but more or less just the tension in the strings. I personally did not like playing the guitar, mainly because of the roughness of the wood against my hand on the neck, but of course a lot of people love the neck. Nevertheless, although I personally would not want to own this guitar, it is not a bad deal for the price. I wouldn?t recommend this guitar for the intermediate or advanced player. It would however be an extremely nice first guitar. Alternatively, I would check out the Jackson DKMG Dinky as a substitute for the S470.

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5.0

Awesome guitar

By Mystic BLend

from Stanwood, WA

This guitar is great, it's alot lighter than most guitars, and the thin neck is great for Neoclassical stuff. With the tuning locks it's a hassle to re string but I havent broken a string since I've had mine a little over a year ago.

 
5.0

Shreader

By Kaptin Krunch

from Roanoke, VA

I bought this guitar in orange a few monthes ago. I used to play a Gibson Les Paul and this Ibanez is so much lighter and has way better action on the fret board. If you are the lead guitarist or just like playing killer chops, this is the guitar for you.

 
5.0

Wow!

By Gary Scott

from Near Glasgow, Scotland

What more can I say? This is an absolutely awesome guitar... I got it in Ice Blue, and not only is it stunning to look at, but it plays like a dream. I absolutely love the satin-finish of the Wizard II neck. It's slightly wider than my RG470's neck, but I find it feels even better - takes a few minutes to get used to. The trem system now works on ball bearings, not by metal knife edges, and so it has better return to pitch also. I cannot recommend this guitar enough - do yourself a favor and buy it as soon as you can. The range of tones available through pickups and tweaking the volume/tone controls is astounding.

 
5.0

Great Thing to buy

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just got this guitar in a couple of days ago and i recently just figured out how to work the tuners and trem. The guitar is extrememly comfortable because the wizard II neck and the fact that the body is super thin. The finish also looks better in real life. Another cool thing is that you can adjust the hight of the tremolo. This thing also sounds good too with the two humbuckers and one single coil.

 
4.0

Very good intermediate guitar!

By Steve069

from Kalamazoo, MI

The Ibanez S470 is an excellent guitar for a beginner or intermediate player wanting something to shred on (its great for other stuff too but this is a shred guitar nonetheless). Japanese and Korean S series guitars are equipped with the ZR tremolo, which is now one of THE best tremolo units on the market...its odd that it is not found on any other series of Ibanez's.Korean models (such as the ones purchased through this website) lack in the quality department when compared to the Japenese models...The woods are bit cheaper, paint is a bit lower quality etc. Even though I love this guitar im not going to give it all 10's...come on! The guitar is very lightweight, which is great, but tone suffers because of it. Its something that wont be noticable for beginners but advanced players will want to change the pickups out immediately. EMG 81 works great in the bridge, but the 85 will sound muddy if put in with it in the neck position (try dual 81's or 81/86). Just because Zakk wylde has an 81/85 in his doesnt mean this guitar will sound like him! (remember he has a heavy les paul)Positive: GREAT price, thin neck, lightweight, ZR trem, very easy to play onNegative: Tone isnt the best with cheap pickups and less dense wood than say a les paul or strat, only 22 frets,(horror stories of the ZR tremolo breaking)For the price its an awesome guitar and worth checking out, its comparable to a Jackson dinky!If they made a neck-thru prestige model of this guitar with 24 frets...omg..*also the EMG SA can replace the single coil pickup. Ibanez S520ex is the same guitar but only has 2 pickups instead of the 3 but are higher quality. If you dont mind having a single coil and are replacing them with EMG's or some duncans etc, this is the better deal

 
5.0

Amazing Intermediate Guitar

By Dav-uh

from Muktown, WI

I bought this guitar a few weeks ago and ive just been blown away. The neck is amazing, I used to play a les paul special 2 and this guitar is just alot nicer than the lp. The neck is super fast and thin so its alot eaiser to play. it is alos lighter than other guitars I have played so that is a plus. the tremulo is alos nice even without a handle. the only downside is that it is very hard to hear when playing without an amp. Overall it is a great guitar and I would say buy it.

 
3.0

Check it out before you buy

By SirPH

from Savannah, GA

I thought this guitar looked pretty cool online, so I decided to check it out at a local music store. I was extremely disappointed. The guitar was not nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the online photograph. The back of the neck felt like my hand was running across a cutting board, and the inlays in the front were extremely thin and cheap looking. Plus, the neck pretty much was hovering on top of the body connected by four bolts/screws which to me was a little bothersome . The S470 is extremely light and seemed toyish[sic]. When playing the guitar without an amp, I did not sense any tone coming from the guitar itself but more or less just the tension in the strings. I personally did not like playing the guitar, mainly because of the roughness of the wood against my hand on the neck, but of course a lot of people love the neck. Nevertheless, although I personally would not want to own this guitar, it is not a bad deal for the price. I wouldn?t recommend this guitar for the intermediate or advanced player. It would however be an extremely nice first guitar. Alternatively, I would check out the Jackson DKMG Dinky as a substitute for the S470.

 
5.0

Metal God

By Bryan Lidin

from Undisclosed

This guitar's amazing neck is a mere fraction of the thickness of any gibson. The wizard II is amazing and offers alot or dexterity when playing. The Bridge is very good. It's way smoother then usual floyd rose tremolo and better looking then the bigsby or maestro. Overall this guitar rules. BUY IT

 
5.0

Buy This

By Ibanez=good

from Ohio

ok i bought this guitar at a guitar shop in town, and i must say very nice, pickups have a good sound, whammy bar, floyd rose tremello, 5 way switch, the only draw back i saw was id like more that one tone knob but ohh well, teh sounds from teh pickups is verry good but im going to put better ones in like DiMarzio PAF Pro, but over all good guitar

 
5.0

nice guitar, nice price

By ninermatt

from milwaukee, wi

i bought this guiter to kinda jump back in to playing after about 7 years, its a good solid guitar. my only issue is its kinda "to perfect" lacks personality. so i've gone back to old fenders and les pauls. the s470 just lays in its case.

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