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Ibanez S5470 Prestige Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Ibanez S5470 is one fast-playing axe -- with Hot Grinder humbuckers, a Short Tracer in the middle, a razor-thin Prestige neck and the famous ZR2 bridge. (34) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
HGD1 Hot Grinder neck humbucker pickup Hot tone with sharp bite and girth
ST1 Short Tracer single-coil middle pickup Tight and focused tone with single-coil bite
HGD2 Hot Grinder bridge humbucking pickup Hot, defined, and focused tone
ZR2 tremolo bridge with ZPS3 Increased tuning stability; ball bearing design

Product Description

The six-string equivalent of a supercharged import racer, the Ibanez S5470 Prestige electric guitar is built for scorching fretboard runs and screaming tones.

Speed From the Neck Down

Ibanez's Prestige necks are known for their thin design. The maple/walnut neck on the S5470 is no exception, measuring 18 mm thick at the first fret and 20 mm at the 12th fret. This ensures nimble playing across the 24-fret rosewood fretboard and jumbo frets. The body's deep cutaway opens up the highest registers with easy access. Ibanez's S Series guitars are contoured to be extra thin and lightweight, for an axe that won't strain your back after a long session.

A Powerful Pickup Trio

The S5470's three pickups give the guitar a wide sonic range. A Hot Grinder 2 humbucker in the bridge position combines a traditional magnet and a rail magnet for a unique, hot sound. The Hot Grinder humbucker in the neck position gives off a similar sound, but more tailored to full-bodied lead tones. A Short Tracer middle pickup adds the option of biting single-coil sounds.

Player-Friendly Tremolo System

Ibanez has continued to update its tremolo systems, and the ZR2 bridge found in the S5470 is the fruit of their labor. Made of Duralumin, it uses ball bearings rather than the more common knife-edges found in other tremolos. A snap-in arm socket makes for easier insertion and removal of the tremolo arm. If your playing style requires a few bridge tweaks, the ZPS system mounted in the backplate allows you to adjust the tremolo tension with a turn of the thumbwheel. A locking nut and Gotoh tuners at the headstock cap off the tuning ensemble.

Features:

- Mahogany body
- Wizard Prestige maple/walnut neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Hot Grinder humbucker pickup in neck position
- Short Tracer single coil pickup in middle position
- Hot Grinder 2 humbucker pickup in bridge position
- Five position pickup selector switch
- ZR2 bridge features user-friendly snap-in arm
- ZPS system adds tension-adjusting thumbwheel
- Locking nut
- Includes Prestige case
- Gotoh tuners

Sleek, speedy, and featuring a tremolo system designed for easy fine-tuning, the Ibanez S5470 Prestige comes equipped to bring out the best in your playing.

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Specifications
Neck: 5pc Wizard Prestige neck

Neck Type: Wizard Prestige

Body: Mahogany body

Frets: Jumbo frets

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Inlay: White Off-set Dot S Prestige

Bridge: ZR2 bridge

NeckPU: HGD1 neck pu

MiddlePU: ST1 mid pu

BridgePU: HGD2 bridge pu

HW Color:CK

Neck
Scale/Length: 648mm/25.5 in.
a: Width at Nut 43mm
b: Width Last Fret 58mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 18mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 20mm
Radius: 430mm

Pickups
Bridge Pickup
Name: Hot Grinder 2
Model No: HGD2
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Hot, but sharp enough to hear the pick bite the strings.

Middle Pickup
Name: Short Tracer
Model No: ST1
Construction: Single Coil
Magnet: Neodymium
Description: Strong magnet provides full output in low profile setting.

Neck Pickup
Name: Hot Grinder 1
Model No: HGD1
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Alnico
Description: Hot, but sharp enough to hear the pick bite the strings
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

The Ibanez S5470 Prestige is the ultimate in rock guitar. Made in Japan by Ibanez's finest luthiers, the S5470 Prestige has 24 frets of slippery fast Prestige neck, unlimited tonal possibilities from the Hot Grinder and Short Tracer pickups and features the revolutionary ZR2 bridge w/ZPS3 spring system. This sleek axe is impossible to beat.

Features:

- Hot Grinder and Short Tracer pickups: HGD1 neck pickup, ST1 middle pickup, HGD2 bridge pickup
- 5pc Maple/ Walnut Wizard Prestige neck
- Mahogany body
- 24 Jumbo frets
- Rosewood fretboard
- Pearl Off-set dot S Prestige inlay
- ZR2 bridge with ZPS3 spring system
- Deluxe Prestige case
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (34 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: The only complaint I have at all about this guitar is the lack of sustain. You hold a note and it seems like it will sustain, but the it dies away within a few seconds. Not too much of a problem though. The 5 way selector is great. You can get a variety of sounds from it. I like all types of music and have no problem tailoring the sound for the style of the moment. I used only a Boss OD-3 Over Drive and ran that into my 003 Rack. The recording sounded awesome! The pickups are very versatile for being stock. Other than the sustain, there isn't anything the company could do to make it better. Feature: The double locking tremolo stays in tune even after some heavy whammy abuse. I was told that this shouldn't be my first real electric since it had a locking nut and drop D tuning would be a hassle. Honestly, it hasn't been an issue at all. The fine tuners adjust enough to drop the strings at least 3 half steps up and/or down. The other thing that made it easy is that the headstock has a little clamp attached to allow it to hold the 2 included allen wrenches. All of the hardware, frets, and wood are top notch and extremely solid. You can't go wrong. I can't say enough good things about this guitar! Ease of Use: The neck is thin and smooth. Super easy to play. It took a little getting used to having all of the playing area filled up with pickups with the low action (I started out on acoustic and then played a Strat copy) but after that short moment your fingers just fly. Playing 32nd notes is butter. So easy. The pickup selector, tone controls, and volume are easy to use. I was honestly scared to change strings for the first time because I didn't want to mess anything up, but the nicely printed intuitive manual kept things simple. I understand how this guitar functions and have no problems making adjustments and changing strings. The guitar is so easy to use and play so don't be intimidated by the hardware. It's all top notch and your answers are in the manual. Quality: I didn't have a chance to see or pick one of these up in person, but when my guitar arrived and I saw the case, I knew I was in for a treat. I opened up the case and the very moment when I picked up the guitar and just gripped the neck I knew that this was my guitar. I knew that it was the right choice. The quality of the Japanese craftsman is astounding. It was super smooth, and everything lined up perfect! I'm extremely picky about everything, and this wonder passed all of my scrutiny with flying colors. I stared at pictures, debated on finishes, and eventually settled on the satin oil. Trust me it looks amazing in person. I'm usually a gloss black kinda guy, but it was time for a change, and what a wonderful change it was. I do want to mention that I did have an ART300 in black (made by Ibanez), but took it back because of poor craftsmanship. Don't get the Ibanez Prestige models made in China with model numbers 2170. All of the Japanese models are model numbers 5470 whether they are S or SV prestige. Better yet, don't buy any guitar made in China. Either go American or Japanese because from experience and my attention to detail these have always been the best. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Ever heard of the difference between an American made Strat and a Mexican made Strat? You can FEEL it. The same applies here. I did pick up an American Strat which was in the running, but decided on this. No regrets and I'll never go another route. Value: This guitar is priced up there with American Deluxe Strats. I picked up an American Strat and a Deluxe Strat, but they didn't suit me. I wanted to like them and wanted an American made guitar, but something just wasn't right. I saw this, read tons of reviews, articles, stared at a lot of pictures, and put my faith in the Japanese craftsman. This guitar is more of my style. Before this guitar I bought a Fernandes Ravelle Kushner signature model, but it was made in China which became apparent on arrival so I sent it back. The Ravelle shape is my style and my most favorite design ever, but Fernandes is making a mistake by outsourcing to low quality craftsmanship. So I continued on the guitar quest and settled on the Ibanez. Best musical purchase ever. Manufacturer Support: Ibanez and Tama are manufactured by Hoshino. I did have to deal with them in sending an EW20 to get repaired, and their tech cracked the clear coat and still sent it to me. The problem with the electronics also wasn't fixed. I sent it back again and didn't hear anything for a few weeks. So I called again and after talking to support, and going round and round with RA (return authorization numbers) a few days later it turns out they lost my guitar. After they finally found it, they decided to send me an entirely new EW20 with a darker color (originally was bright blonde). The whole process took a few months. I was out of a guitar for guitar instruction at my university. I don't think all of the trouble was worth it, but they did finally follow through. You have to watch out for quick jobs on your equipment and make sure that you get what you pay for. That's been my only experience with them and I don't think I'll have any other issues because there wont be a reason since the quality is so high on my Prestige. The Wow Factor: Like I said before I'm more of a gloss black kinda guy (black goes with everything), but the satin oil finish along with the smoothness and thinness of the guitar just make it super sexy. This guitar is like the girlfriend you tell all of your friends about. She's hot, easy to deal with, does everything you need, and reminds you of why you are a musician. Ok, maybe not so much the last point, but the 5470 will remind you of why you are a musician. Overall: This piece of art will last a long time. I take care of it and don't see it going anywhere or failing on me at all. I'll probably keep it as long as I live. It's seriously that great! I forgot to mention I also checked out some PRS guitars (not SE), but this one is way better. Everything feels so much better on the Ibanez. Call me crazy, but it's the truth. I am truly happy with this purchase, and if I got another guitar it would probably be a Fernandes Ravelle if they make them in Japan/US (it's a Japanese company) and make them available here in the states, but that would only be to supplement the Ibanez. If this guitar was stolen I'd definitely get another one. Same model, same color, same everything. Then hope that whoever stole it died in a boat fire. I wish I knew that this guitar would've been the one because it would've saved me a few months of searching and cruising stores and the net. THIS IS THE ONE! BUY IT! You wont regret it.
Style of Music: Anything and Everything
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Sound: i was playing it in a store just to try it out. if memory serves me right the sustain is shorter when you play the lower neck.i heard there are ways to increase sustain by raising or lowering the string profile or something. this guitar plays a lot of different types of music. i was looking online for reviews and complaints about the guitar and people say something about the stock pick ups should be replaced. i also heard that they SHOULDN'T be replaced because they are actually triple coil pick ups or something like that and its hard to find other pick ups for this guitar. Feature: i dont know much because im a noob, but the neck and the bridge feels really nice. other than that i wouldnt know. Ease of Use: its amazing to play on. when i was in the store it was the best 2 hours i had playing it. the employees told me i had to leave because i was hogging the guitar. the neck is so easy to move up and down, its neck was so smooth it was like playing on melting ice. every time you wanted to move your hand the guitar helped you. Quality: oh yea, the quality was beast. the finish for the natural blue was sleek and the guitar looks like it was built to be thrown and still be able to be played on.(dont throw it though) Value: it has a great value and its everything the reviews say. Manufacturer Support: N/A i heard about the warranty being amazing though. The Wow Factor: i love it. the easiness of the playability and all. Overall: i think i will never replace this guitar. i wouldnt replace it if it was stolen. if i saw someone steal it id either chase them down and kick bite punch scream and fight dirty to get it back, or if i didnt know who did it i will find out and destroy his house, or simply buy it again.
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