The SF470 is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992. In 1992 it was referred to as the 470S in the US and European markets, but as the SF470 in Japan. The SF470 model name was carried forward into 1993.
The SF470 was the first hard-tail model in the S series and one of only a small handful of models offered with the SF designation.
Features of the SF470 include a mahogany body with a 24¾" scale Viper neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups flanking a single-coil and the Gibraltar II bridge with Quik Change II tailpiece.
In 1992 the SF470 for the European and Japan markets had V1/S2/V2 pickups which US versions had V7/S2/V8 pickups. The V1/V2 humbuckers were used worldwide after 1992.
The SF470 was discontinued after 1994. In 1997 a new series of hard-tail S models was introduced as the S Classic series.
Specifications for SF470
Model name: SF470 / 470S
Year(s) produced: 1992–1994
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Transparent Blue (TB) 1992–1993 / Transparent Cherry (TC) 1992 / Transparent Red (TR)