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S5470BW RVF
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The S5470BW is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The S5470BW was among the first S series models with 24 frets; previous S series guitars had 22 frets. It also marked the consolidation of Prestige production in Japan as the S Prestige models for the prior three years had been produced in South Korea.

The S5470BW features a burl olive walnut top on a mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset dot position markers. Components included Ibanez pickups with a pair of Hot Grinder humbuckers flanking a Short Tracer single-coil, a ball-bearing pivot ZR2 double locking tremolo bridge with a removable ZPS3 tuning stabilizer and Gotoh tuning machines.

The S5470F is a similar model with a flame maple top. The S5470 is a similar model without an exotic top.

The S5470BW was discontinued after 2008.

Specifications

Specifications for S5470BW
Model name: S5470BW
Year(s) produced: 2008
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Red Viking Flat (RVF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ burled olive walnut top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
ZR2 tremolo w/ ZPS3 tuning stabilizer
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset pearl dot / S Prestige
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Hot Grinder 2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Short Tracer 1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Hot Grinder 1 (H)
Switch:
VLX91 superswitch
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

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

Sources

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