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    The pinnacle of shred science.

    This Ibanez S5470 Prestige is the electric guitar other metal-minded guitars will be judged against. 24 frets of wicked fast neck, ZR2 bridge with ZPS3 spring system, and an advanced tonal versatility give the S5470 guitar an edge over most guitars in its class.

    Heavy mahogany tone without the heavy mahogany weight. Thin around the edges for comfort, fat around the pickups and bridge for tone. S Prestige model features HGD1 Hot Grinder neck humbucker pickup, ST1 Short Tracer mid single-coil pickup, and HGD2 Hot Grinder bridge humbucker pickup. The Hot Grinder humbuckers are hot, yet sharp enough to hear the pick bite the strings. The Short Tracer has a strong magnet that provides full output in low profile setting.

    5-piece neck with Prestige finishing for increased playing comfort, Gotoh precision tuning machines and deluxe Prestige case. Made in Japan by Ibanez's best craftsmen.

    The ZR2 (Zero Resistance) bridge with the ZPS3 spring system returns you to "zero" — center point — after each use of the tremolo arm, even in the case of string breakage! No more wondering if you're back in tune or worse, knowing you're not! One more way to provide more dive-bombing freedom with less hassle.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

    Features

    • Mahogany body
    • Satin oil finish
    • 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard Prestige neck
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • 24 jumbo frets
    • ZR2 bridge w/ZPS3 spring system
    • HGD1 Hot Grinder neck humbucker pickup
    • ST1 Short Tracer mid single-coil pickup
    • HGD2 Hot Grinder bridge humbucker pickup
    • Master tone/volume
    • Gotoh precision tuning machines

    S is for shred. Ready to get real? Call or click now and order.

     
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    IbanezS5470 Prestige Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 34 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Rockin' Guitar, Only minor issues

    I was in the market for a shred axe that had:1) 24 frets2) locking trem3) Great playability.I saw Doug Doppler personally endorse this guitar at a local clinic (he no long endorses...Read complete review

    I was in the market for a shred axe that had:1) 24 frets2) locking trem3) Great playability.I saw Doug Doppler personally endorse this guitar at a local clinic (he no long endorses 24 frets in general) but it was enough to sell me on the guitar.Once it arrived, I loved it - that was 2 years ago. The Pros:1) neck - hey, it's an Ibanez neck - it's thin and smooth2) light body (well, when you've played Les Pauls, a bag of bricks feels lighter...)3) Great trem - one thing I didn't realize I liked was the low profile of the ZR2 - another Ibanez I have has a licensed FR and the fine tuners hit the underside of my forearm - not this pup. And it stays in tune. I'm wary of FR's now..4) Love the bridge and neck pups5) Easy access to high range - this is a must. Again, my Les Paul has 22 frets but darn if I can reach them and make them sing. Not a problem on this fella.Cons:1) Not a big fan of the middle pickup. The guy at the local shop argued with me that it's single coil and not going to be as hot as the other two - ok, that's fine, but my strat is all single coil and not nearly as noisy as this one. Plus the volume change is undeniable - even when in 2nd and 4th position switches which can affect live performances. I was told one alternative would be to install a double single coil to get rid of the hum issue.2) Not real versatile but that's kinda like saying the Ferrari doesn't have room for the groceries. It is a hard rock axe - not really that good for lighter fair or jazz. So it's not perfect - what guitar is? - but I give it an A- and it is my main axe now.

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    Problems with the Tremolo

    I've owned this guitar for just under a year. This is only the 3rd time I've had to intonate it and when I did so, stipped two of the screw holes out on the...Read complete review

    I've owned this guitar for just under a year. This is only the 3rd time I've had to intonate it and when I did so, stipped two of the screw holes out on the A and D positions.I'm quite experiencedin this with over 30 years of playing and know not to "warf" on things during set up. of course, it's under warranty and hope it's just a matter of a "bad egg" and will come back like new and I'll never have another problem like this again because I do in fact love the guitar. (Thus the good review) With the exception of the pickups being a little on the weak side and this unfortunate incident....I can't wait to get it back and get back to work!!!!!

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    5.0

    Incredibly Playable, awesome tone

    By Paul McCann

    from Ohio

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

      I upgraded to this from an S570. I am very pleased. There is a very noticeable difference in the playability and sound. Don't get me wrong, I was nearly as impressed with the s570 when I first got it, and consider it to be an excellent guitar. The neck on this guitar is even thinner, yet very firm and sturdy - not at all flimsy feeling. The knobs, trem, and electronics are all noticeably upgraded. The sound is incredible. The sustain is great, tones are great. The finish is gorgeous. It feels incredible to play and its light. I guess I'm kind of in love. Nothing disappointing, this thing has it all.

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      4.0

      awesome sound but rough

      By Matias

      from silver spring, MD

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            real nice sounds come out of the guitar however it feels rough sometimes when is played without distortion

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best guitar!!!

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            Pretty close to perfect. Too pretty to handle the same way I handle my other guitars.
            Tuning stability of the ZR2 trem is great even after heavy use. Too early to comment on the ZPS. The pickups have very little or no noise and sound great in all combinations. It is extremely confortable and playable. The case is very sturdy and nice. It is molded specifically for this guitar so that it fits snugly in it without floating around. Nice tool kit included. The saddle screws are offset so that they can be accessed without loosening the strings during intonation. Intonation tool is screwd to the bridge for quick access.
            The finish was flawless. Knob adjustment feel is great. Dispite the thin body the guitar feels very solid and well built. The pickup selection switch is slightly noisy thru the amp while moving. Factory set action is just right for my taste but there is slight lower string buzzing at the upper frets which could require neck adjustment. Intonation was perfectly set at the factory.
            Great value.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Team J Craft logo

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            ONLY thing I would change would be the middle single PU, maybe a Blue Velvet Dimarzio.
            Stock one doesn't have much punch/output
            People are freaking out on internet because their headstock isn't stamped "Team J Craft" no worries, I spoke with manager at Pennsylvania Ibanez plant and wrote to the Japan HQ . Both were more than happy to speak and one email response..
            As long as it stamped with "Made in Japan" and has a serial # (that you can look up online @ Ibanez it is the real deal. The Team J Craft logo was partially phased out in 2010, instead using the that space for the KTS Titanium/CE logo .
            I ordered mine driectly from the Pennsylvania plant and it doesn't have logo , just a heads up to the authenticity. Don't freak
            Bang for the buck, I aret a 9 on a 10 scale

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Team J-Craft quality guitar here!

            By KingV911

            from Eau Claire, WI

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            I bought the Red Viking version of this guitar in early 2011 and had Dimarzio EVOs installed. When it arrived and I opened the case it was like Christmas morning. It looks so awesome in person, just a beautiful instrument. The finish is perfect, the neck looks impeccable, just looking at it is satisfying. I'd never owned an S guitar before but I had played on the mid range models at guitar shops. If you're unfamiliar with them you should know they are SUPER light and really thin. I had been playing my old Les Paul Custom primarily before I got this guitar - when I strapped on the S5470 I could barely even feel it. The sustain and tone is no where near as good as my Les Paul, but I was expecting that based on how small the actual guitar is - not bad, just no great. The ZR2 bridge is pretty nice. It sets up super easy with the thumb wheel in the back and the intonation tool is pretty clever. The Zero Point System was kind of a gimmick. I removed it as it made the trem too stiff - didn't matter though the thing still wouldn't go out of tune. Can't comment on stock pickups but with the EVOs it really screamed - probably more than I wanted! The neck is awesome if you like thin, flat, and wide necks. I ended up selling mine because I realized I prefer fatter, more narrow necks. Personal preference. If they made this guitar with a more Strat like neck and 22 frets I'd buy it in a hearbeat. Definitely recommend.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Rockin' Guitar, Only minor issues

            By ShredLock

            from SF Bay Area, CA

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            I was in the market for a shred axe that had:1) 24 frets2) locking trem3) Great playability.I saw Doug Doppler personally endorse this guitar at a local clinic (he no long endorses 24 frets in general) but it was enough to sell me on the guitar.Once it arrived, I loved it - that was 2 years ago. The Pros:1) neck - hey, it's an Ibanez neck - it's thin and smooth2) light body (well, when you've played Les Pauls, a bag of bricks feels lighter...)3) Great trem - one thing I didn't realize I liked was the low profile of the ZR2 - another Ibanez I have has a licensed FR and the fine tuners hit the underside of my forearm - not this pup. And it stays in tune. I'm wary of FR's now..4) Love the bridge and neck pups5) Easy access to high range - this is a must. Again, my Les Paul has 22 frets but darn if I can reach them and make them sing. Not a problem on this fella.Cons:1) Not a big fan of the middle pickup. The guy at the local shop argued with me that it's single coil and not going to be as hot as the other two - ok, that's fine, but my strat is all single coil and not nearly as noisy as this one. Plus the volume change is undeniable - even when in 2nd and 4th position switches which can affect live performances. I was told one alternative would be to install a double single coil to get rid of the hum issue.2) Not real versatile but that's kinda like saying the Ferrari doesn't have room for the groceries. It is a hard rock axe - not really that good for lighter fair or jazz. So it's not perfect - what guitar is? - but I give it an A- and it is my main axe now.

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            stop looking

            By W.D.

            from california

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            just buy it,this guitar kicks ass.the sound is the best thing i've heard,finish and workmanship is #1.just do it, you wont be sorry.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing S Series Guitar!

            By KingV911

            from Eau Claire, WI

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            I was really excited to see a 24 fret S guitar come out. I finally bought one about a month ago with Dimarzio evoloutions installed (so I can't say anything about the stock pickups). Man, this guitar screams! The neck on this thing is amazing. The body is super light but still gives fat tones. The finish on everything looks prestigious;) Also, to set up this guitar is a piece o'cake. It came set up with .09 gauge strings, and I use .10s. I have never owned an Ibanez with a ZR bridge (or any Ibanez, actually) or the thumb wheel in the back for adjusting spring tension. I can easily say it is the easiest floating tremolo system to set up, and it stays in tune marvelously! The ease of intonation is also worth mentioning. Obviously this guitar was built for shred, but it can handle anything. Nice job Ibanez! Very fun to play! I'd been playing my Les Paul custom mainly before this so having easy access to the higher frets is like an amazing discovery to me right now!

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            3.0

            Problems with the Tremolo

            By Barefoot63

            from New York

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            I've owned this guitar for just under a year. This is only the 3rd time I've had to intonate it and when I did so, stipped two of the screw holes out on the A and D positions.I'm quite experiencedin this with over 30 years of playing and know not to "warf" on things during set up. of course, it's under warranty and hope it's just a matter of a "bad egg" and will come back like new and I'll never have another problem like this again because I do in fact love the guitar. (Thus the good review) With the exception of the pickups being a little on the weak side and this unfortunate incident....I can't wait to get it back and get back to work!!!!!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Dream Guitar

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar:

            I got this guitar about a week ago from my local music store and as soon as I plugged it in and began to play, I realized it was the sound I had been dreaming of. I love it so much that when I accidentally made a small dent in the headstock I almost cried. This guitar can do anything you want it to d from clean blues to distorted grunge this guitar is absolutely perfect.

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