I bought this guitar online at american musical supply.com. I played one at my local dealer and had to have one. Paid $640.
I really like like the look and design of these guitars. I got the quilted maple natural finish which makes the guitar if you ask me. The "point zero" tremolo is awesome too. Its almost impossible to knock this thing out of tune. Quality of materials and craftsmanship are excellent for a Korean made guitar.
My guitar was not set up properly when I got it. The bridge, bridge saddles, and action were all out of whack. Plus, the stock pickups are terrible. They're very noisy and dont have enough output. These are all things you can expect from almost any guitar that is not a custom shop though. I took out the stocks and put in a Duncan Dimebucker in the bridge position, a Duncan 1/4 pound in the middle, and a Duncan distortion in the neck position. I had a tech set up my action, tremolo and saddles. This guitar was kinda weak when I bought it, now its a madman.
Wizard neck is very thin and fast, its also the same neck you will find on prestige series Ibanez. Fretboard plays very well and has no visible flaws. Hardware is very nice.
I recommend one of these for a beginner, or if you are looking to customize a cool guitar on a tight budget. This is the only guitar I have ever bought that I thought was worth every penny.
I bought this guitar at my local music store that normally doesnt stock Ibanez. This guitar was a very new trade-in. It cost me $700AU but brand new i think they're about $1400 AU
I love everything about this guitar except for the stock pickups. Good, deep sound , not much sustain or harmonics. The floyd rose is great. its pretty light and is real thin and comfortable to play. it has a very low heel on its bolt-on neck.
I bought the one with the blue chipstone finish and it looks ablolutely awesome. it has the wizard 2 neck that is real thin and real flat, so if your into les pauls, dont get this instrument.
the pickups, the tiny strap buttons.
construction is great, built like a brick, weighs like nerf.
its a great guitar. If you duwntune to drop D a lot but still want to use the trem bar, just dont tighten the locking nut that locks the E and A.
The Ibanez S-470DX is a long running guitar in the budget line of guitars that Ibanez offers. This guitar is for people who can't afford a Prestige model, and there are some telltale differences once you start playing these. There are tons of differences between the various incarnations of this guitar, but the one I played had a mahogany body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, S style inlays, a ZR trem, two humbuckers with a single in the middle for HSH configuration, one volume, tone tone and a five way switch.
The fretwork on this model is definitely iffy at best. The one I played had lots of sharp edges, and the action wasn't able to go as low as I would have liked. To me, that's a big killer when it comes to selecting a guitar. The fit and finish seemed fine, but then again, there wasn't much to go wrong considering how much more basic this model was compared to other models. I'm glad they included the ZR tremolo as that's a very nice trem which feels super slick thanks to its ball bearing system.
FIrst of all, this guitar didn't seem to resonate as much as the Japanese Prestige guitars that I'm so used to playing. In fact, this guitar sounded pretty dull for whatever reason. Maybe it was just one of the unlucky ones. Anyway, the stock pickups on these guitars are absolutely horrendous. I didn't replace them with the one I played, but I'm generally the person who replaces stock pickups -- especially Ibanez ones. I find DiMarzios to work best in these guitars for whatever reason. My personal picks would be the Air Norton, True Velvet and Evo 2.
If you're looking for a budget Ibanez, buy a used Japanese Prestige model. These lower made guitars really aren't worth considering. The older Japanese guitars are that much more better, in my opinion. They feel better, resonate more, have the original Edge tremolo and just seem to fit me so much better than these budget models. That said, I'm glad to see they started using the ZR trem on the budget models instead of the awful TRS bridges.
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nickool59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
2micros-humbucker and single coil ibanez
Vibrato-high end ibanez
22 frets rosewood-handle
-1 Tone and volume knob
This Ibanez has a more round and we qu'agrable dplace
until the highest note with incredible ease
she is beautiful and trslgre trs. Rendering
Sound is honorable and the sustain is correct.
This guitar is more oriented rock, hard rock and mtal but PX4D a pandora and a good amp (peavey I chose) it
go anywhere. The range of sounds is amazing, you get
So crystalline style sounds just like fender tlcaster
bass sounds. I even managed to get a gibson is saying!
I have this guitar for a year and have not yet succeeded
I was dcevoir. What I love about it is the sound palette
and the possibility of tension rgler Vibratto by a simple
wheel. I have tried many guitars in this price range
(Fender, ibanez, lag, Godin, Yamaha ...) but it
I have chosen. I bought it in Belgium and Pien's
When I asked the seller his prfr, making it
without hsiter. I would not have sold if I had not
had the possibility to buy a high end guitar, which
does bring me some agrments supplmentaires.
Qualitprix seen the report, purchase, viiiiiite!