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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 with maple binding on a sculpted African mahogany body bolted to a titanium reinforced 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, Ibanez die-cast tuners and collet knobs.

From 2013 the titanium reinforcing rod in the neck was omitted.

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 w/ claro walnut top w/ maple binding
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 pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario EXL120)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

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

Sources

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