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