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The S5470F is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2008. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The S5470F 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 S5470F features a flamed maple top on a mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset dot position markers with special inlays at the twelfth and twenty-fourth frets. Components include 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.

For 2009 an updated version of the Short Tracer single-coil was introduced. For 2010, KTS titanium reinforcement rods were added to the neck which also got a new Super Wizard profile.

The S5470K is a similar model with a koa top. The S5470Q is a similar model with a quilted maple top.

The S5470F was discontinued after 2013.

Specifications

Specifications for S5470F
Year(s) produced: 2008–2013
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Haze (BH) 2008–2011 / Dark Shadow (DSH) 2013 / Red Viking (RVK) 2008–2012 / Sapphire Blue (SPB) 2010–2013
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
ZR2 tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
2008–2009: Wizard Prestige
2010–2013: Super Wizard HP Prestige
Neck material:
2008–2009: 5-piece maple/ walnut
2010–2013: 5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
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:
2008: Ibanez Short Tracer 1 (S)
2009–2013: Ibanez Short Tracer 2 (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 finishes/ details
S5470F BH
Black Haze
S5470F RVK
Red Viking
S5470F DSH
Dark Shadow
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

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