For other RG470 models, see RG470 (disambiguation).
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The RG470 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998.

The RG470 went through several iterations throughout the years. For this third iteration production was returned to Japan from Korea and several changes were introduced over the second model, including a new bridge and pickups. This third generation RG470 was sold exclusively in the USA in 1998 and 1999 while the Korean-made second generation continued to be offered elsewhere. Production of the Korean model ceased after 1999 and this model was sold worldwide starting in 2000.

This RG470 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot position markers. Components include a double locking tremolo bridge, Ibanez Vintage pickups in an HSH configuration and a locking nut.

For 2003 the bridge was changed from the Lo-TRS to the Edge Pro. The 2003 and 2004 models were available only in Japan. Production was ceased after 2004.

The RG470L is a left-handed version. An extended range, baritone version with a 27" scale length, the RG470XL was offered in 2001 & 2002.

The RG470 was discontinued after 2004.


RG470 (1998–2004) MIJ
Year(s) produced: 1998–2004
Sold in: EU (2000–2001) / JP (2001–2004) / US (1998–2002)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 1998–2002 / Black Cherry (BC) 2000 / Black Pearl (BP) 2003–2004 / Candy Apple (CA) 2004 / Caribbean Blue (CB) 2000–2004 / Cherry Fudge (CF) 1998–1999 / New Penny (NP) 1999–2001 / Reactor Blue (RB) 1998 / Reactor Blue (RC) 2002–2004 / Sangria (SA) 2002–2003 / Smoke Green (SG) 2002 / Titanium Ice) (TI) 2000–2001 / Zinc Silver (ZS) 2003
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
1998–2002: Lo-TRS tremolo
2003: Edge Pro tremolo
Hardware color:
1998–1999: Black
2000–2004: Cosmo black
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever


Other available finishes
RG470 CB 2004
Caribbean Blue
2002 RG470 RC
Reactor Blue
2002 RG470 SA
2002 RG470 BK
2002 RG470 BP
Black Pearl
2002 RG470 TI
Titanium Ice
2003 RG470 ZS
Zinc Silver
Cherry Fudge
New Penny
Smoke Green
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