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The 450S is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It was originally part of the Roadstar Pro series. The 450S was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The S series is distinguished by the sleek double cutaway body shape which is arched on the top and back resulting in a fairly light guitar with thin edges.

The 450S features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. It has dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups mounted in pickup rings at the bridge and neck flanking a single-coil. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut. The 450S has a traditional bolt-on neck joint with a stamped metal plate.

The 540SLTD is a related model with DiMarzio-made pickups and sharktooth fretboard inlays. The 440S is a similar model with a single-coil pickup in the neck position.

The 450S was discontinued after 1992, being essentially replaced by the S470.


Specifications for 450S
Model name: 450S
Year(s) produced: 1990–1992
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Blue Night (BN) 1991 / Laser Blue (LB) 1992 / Majestic Red (MR) 1991 / Red (RD) 1990 / Transparent Red (TR) 1992 / White (WH) 1990
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (traditional)
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
22 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Other available finishes
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Laser Blue
Majestic Red
Transparent Red
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