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The SV5470A is an SV series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The SV guitar models are based on the S series models, but have a synchronized tremolo instead of a double locking system found more typically on models in the series.

The SV5470A features an ash top with binding on a mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and small pearloid dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with a pair of True Duo Blast humbuckers with a True Duo coil-split system flanking a Short Tracer single-coil, a SynchroniZR ball bearing pivot synchronized tremolo bridge with a ZPS-FX tuning stabilizer and Ibanez auto-trimming locking tuners which cut excess string as the locking clamp is engaged.

In 2009, a new middle position pickup was introduced along with a new finish. New additions for 2010 were the Wizard HP neck and another new finish.

Similar models include the SV5470F (flamed maple top), the SV5470Q (quilted maple top), the SV5470 (plain maple top) and the SV5470QE (quilted maple top and EMG pickups).

The SV5470A was discontinued in 2016.


Specifications for SV5470A
Year(s) produced: 2008–2016
Sold in: Japan / North & South America and Oceania 2008–2010 / Europe 2008–2011 / Asia 2008–2011 / USA 2008–2010
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Blonde (BKD) 2009–2011 / Crimson Wine (CW) 2010–2016 / HNG (Honey Gold) 2008
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ ash top w/ binding
Neck joint:
SynchroniZR tremolo w/ ZPS-FX stabilizer
Knob style:
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
2008–2009: Wizard Prestige
2010–2012: Wizard HP Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Small pearl dot / SV Prestige placard
24 / jumbo
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez locking (auto-trimming)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez True Duo Blast 2 (H)
Middle pickup:
2008: Ibanez Short Tracer 1 (S)
2009–2012: Ibanez Short Tracer 2 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez True Duo Blast 1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever / push-pull True Duo switch on volume
String gauge (factory):


Additional finishes/ details
SV5470A CW
Crimson Wine
Honey Gold
HSH 5-way push-pull stacked-single
Pickup switching diagram
VT-5-way push-pull-coil-split-volume
Control layout


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