S470DX review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8 (132 votes)
Ibanez: S470DX

Price paid: $ 550

Purchased from: Robbie's Music City

Sound — 9
The guitar's pickups aren't the best in the world, bu they cover the tonal ranges I enjoy to play with. I play through a line6 spider 2 112 and it sounds great, I would like to get new pickups and and amp though. It isnt very noisy if it was I wouldn't have bought it.

Overall Impression — 10
I play everything from Pink Floyd to Joe Satriani to Al Di Meola and it can withstand most of that, but once again, the pickups aren't the greatest. I have been playing for four years. I would definetely try to get this guitar back if lost/stolen. I love the locking trem/nut; stays in tune forever I compare it to the JS100 which has better pickups but same kinda feel.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I would and have played this guitar without backup it is great. The Slim body is really comfortable on stage too, but be careful it has the wizard 2 neck some players get cramped from such a thin neck. I put strap locks on right away, but the strap buttons were pretty sturdy before. The finish is awesome it doesn't show any scratches or pick-wear.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The setup was absolutely horrible from the factory, you don't get a feel for the trem like you do once it is setup. The finish is beautiful, I have the blue moon burst and it amazes me as well as the tonal qualities of the wood. The action was great. No flaws. Pickups were matched level-wise.

Features — 8
Gig Bag and I bought a strap and strap-locks right away with it. 22 frets. Quilted maple(beautiful) top. Thinline body. Zero resistence trem. Passive pickups (hsh). volume one tone knob 5 way toggle Switch. the hardware color was a good choice too. locking nut but the tuners look pretty sturdy with out it

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    I've got one for christmas on the way. cant wait, although i never played one iv only heard good things about it and it seems perfect ofr what i play. i justneed to get used to tuning and stuff on it at first.