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The RG470 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1998. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

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 (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
1998–1999: Black
2000–2004: Cosmo black
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Other available finishes
2002 RG470 BK.jpg
2002 RG470 BP.jpg
Black Pearl
RG470 CA 2004.jpg
Candy Apple
RG470 CB 2004.jpg
Caribbean Blue
RG470 CF.jpg
Cherry Fudge
2002 RG470 RC.jpg
Reactor Blue
2002 RG470 SA.jpg
RG470 SG.jpg
Smoke Green
2002 RG470 TI.jpg
Titanium Ice
2003 RG470 ZS.jpg
Zinc Silver


1999 Ibanez RG470 -TI ( Review by "Essex Recording Studios" )