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The SA420X is an SA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2002. It is one of only a small handful of models in the SA series that was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The most notable feature of the SA420X is the SAT30SX (a.k.a. Double SAT) non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge with integrated piezo pickups which can offer an acoustic sound. It has a sculpted mahogany bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Other components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups and Gotoh tuning machines.

Controls consist of a volume, tone and 5-way selector for the magnetic pickups, a separate volume for the piezo pickups and a 3-way toggle to select the output: piezo, mixed, or magnetic. The piezo pre-amp requires a 9V battery. Two output jacks allow you to separate the piezo from the magnetic/ mixed output.

The SA420X was discontinued after 2004. A quite similar model, the SA320X was introduced in 2004.

Specifications

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Year(s) produced: 2002–2004
Sold in: USA / Europe / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) 2003–2004 / Deep Red (DR) / Galaxy Black (GK) 2003–2004
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
SAT30SX (Double SAT) tremolo
Knob style:
Tek Grip beehive (Black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Ultra
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH + piezo
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V1 (H)
Controls:
Mag. pickups: Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Piezo: Volume
Mixed output selection: 3-way toggle
Battery:
9V

Images

Additional finishes/ details
SA420X AV
Antique Violin
SA420X GK
Galaxy Black
HH 5-way parallel-neck
Magnetic pickup switching diagram
SA420X wiring diagram
Wiring diagram

Sources

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