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S970CW NT
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The S970CW is an S series solid body guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2012. It was among the the first S series models in the mid-tier Indonesian Premium line.

The S970CW features a claro walnut veneer top on a sculpted African mahogany body with maple binding bolted to a maple and walnut Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with maple binding and offset mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with a pair of CAP-CL humbuckers flanking a CAP-VM1 single-coil, a ZR2 double locking tremolo bridge with a ball bearing pivot and a removable ZPS3 tuning stabilizer. Upon introduction the neck included titanium reinforcing rods, but these were omitted after the first year.

In the US market it was sold as the S970W. The model was discontinued in 2014.

Specifications

Specifications for S970CW
Model name: S970CW / S970W
Year(s) produced: 2012–2014
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
ZR2 tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Knob style:
Collet
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Premium
Neck material:
2012: 5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium reinforcement
2013–2014: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Premium edge treatment)
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez CAP-CL2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez CAP-VM1S (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez CAP-CL1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
Premium fret edge
Hemispherical Premium fret edge treatment
Controls VT3
Controls layout
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching

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