#1
Hi everyone. I'm thinking about buying an electric guitar. I've been playing an acoustic for about a year and a half, so this would be my first electric.

I've been looking around and I think I've narrowed it down to the Ibanez S470 and the Ibanez RG1570.

I think the RG1570 would come with a case, but the S470 wouldn't.

I've never played an electric, but I think I'd like to play classic rock/hard rock and maybe some metal, so I want something that's versatile, and I think these two can definately both handle it.

Is it worth the extra money to buy the RG1570? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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#4
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=338365

I can relate, heh heh. I've played my acoustic for just over a year and got my first electric several months ago. It's an Ibanez RG1570 and it is pretty versatile. And the tremolo system is pretty cool. I equipped mine with a tremol-no (about $75 w/tax) just incase I want to go drop d or anything. It has a nice smooth neck and you can slide across it pretty quickly. It's also got 24 frets...And I think it's an awesome guitar for the price and is perfect for your first or 5th guitar :-P
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#5
If you've been playing acoustic for awhile then the thin necks of Ibanez might be a bother to you......i'd go with the S470 though because it's mahogony. If you want the 24 frets though you need to go with the RG.
#6
I say S470 cos i'm in love with them :p
Plus the mahogany, the S series Trems (ZR) are apparently G-E-W-D gewd, and the necks are cool, the S470 has the versatility, the RG1570 seems more metal, though it does look hawt
#7
Rg prestige > S series (korean) come on now, quality beat its and i got it too, and it just rocks your socks off!
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#8
RG > S

-24 frets
-basswood > mahogany
-prestige MIJ

And the ZR trem isn't as good as everyone says it is. It is rather finnicky.
#9
Shh, ZR trem is as good as anyone who used it says it is.

But yeah, Prestige RG wins over S unless you're positively in love with something about the S. Should you get the 1570, find someone who'll teach you to service your Floyd Rose, and you're set for a loooong time.
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#10
Mikeman, don't you have a problem with foreign made guitars? Weren't you just making a huge deal in that oter thread about how foreign made guitars are "sub-par instruments" or some nonsense like that?

I smell a hypocrite.
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#11
Go have someone who plays guitar (well) play both guitars for you.
Listen to the differnce..

Then feel around each guitars neck.
Also: Take a look at the music you are playing, if it is rooted in Shred and you need 24 go for the RG, if not, the S is probably just as good, if not better (I am a firm believer in wood over craftsmanship, you can have the best made guitar with ****ty wood and then play it next to a mediocre guitar with great wood and the second will sounds better)

PS: If you can't tell, I hate Basswood. Its better than Agathis, but it fails in comparision to Mahogany or Alder. Personally: I just bought an S2170FB Prestige, and it was a close call between that and an RG1570, and let me tell you, the Mahogany/Bubinga (ok, well just mahogany on your S) is far better than Basswood any day of the week.
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#13
I may look into upgrading my S470DX to a 2170 oneday. just to see if prestige is really prestige

I love my machine. i may swap out my pups for more hotter versions one day though.

Sometimes i miss teh 24th fret. but i just bend up with the trem or the string so i dont miss it that much.

Anyone got an S7 though. i wish they made the ZR in ZR-7 if not, i may break a patent and cast one myself

I saw an old 540S7 in cardiff, id have bought it if i didnt have a huge dent ( like a metal ruler had been taken to it) and it didnt cost £899!!!

but yeah, the 470 is incredible. best buy i've had

may have to get a schecter the the RG1527 for my 7 string GAS atm.