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RG8470A VV
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The RG8470A is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced in 2006. It was produced in limited numbers in Japan by FujiGen as part of the exclusive J Custom line.

The RG8470A features a AAAAA grade flamed maple top on a mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut Super Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and abalone Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of direct-mounted humbuckers flanking a single-coil, an Edge Pro double locking tremolo bridge, Gotoh tuning machines and recessed control knobs.

The RG8470F is a similar regular production model with slightly lower grade flamed maple top. The IRG8470F is a similar model with different finishes which was offered exclusively by retailer Ishibashi. The HRG2007 is a similar model with a lacquer finish which was an Ikebe Gakki exclusive.

The RG8470A was offered only in 2006.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8470A
Model name: RG8470A
Year(s) produced: 2006
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Vintage Violin (VV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ AAAAA flamed maple top and binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Pro tremolo
Knob style:
Recessed knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

  • RG8470A gallery, Ibanez Register (enthusiast website), archived February 2011
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