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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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1994 S470

About a year ago I sold my S470QM I loved this guitar but the TRS Lo trem drove me crazy. I told myself If I could find one locally with either a better Floyd or different trem all together, I'd snatch it up. Well tomorrow might just be that day. I found one locally and it appears to be exactly what I'm looking for. It's a 1994 S470 and the upgrades are 2 Dimarzio humbuckers, a Seymour Duncan hum canceling single coil, refret 1 year ago to jumbo frets and Spritzel locking tuners. I'm told that when the refret was done, the owner had the luthier also sand the paint off the headstock to get a natural finish. The back of the headstock was also sanded (no serial #). This doesn't bother me. I just want to make sure I'm not dealing with a fake. Can anyone verify from these pics? Thanks

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 01:13 AM
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Re: 1994 S470

It looks decent enough, but a few things come to mind. I don't have much experience with S series Ibbies. I don't think the sanded headstock brings out anything, so that's got me wondering. The second thing is the backplates--I've never seen non-recessed backplates on any real Ibanez, just the Chibanez Jems. The third is that skunk stripe. I've only seen the bubinga stripes on the back of Ibby necks from about 1999 and on. I think I might have seen a skunk stripe on an older late 70s-early 80s Destroyer. Anyway, it looks decent.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 01:34 AM
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Re: 1994 S470

it's an SV470... looks legit if ya ask me
The "skunk" stripe is similar to those on Fender necks, for that matter, I believe these are Viper necks.
Most [if not, all] thin bodied S's have non-recessed plates...

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1994 S470

Thanks for those replies! I'm going to look at it today. Guy's asking $300 with a Ibanez USA hard case. If I do pick it up, I'll probably get a headstock decal from best-decal.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1994 S470

The guitar is simply AMAZING!!! Refret was done wonderfly and there is no fretware. Better than the jumbos on my Gibby LP special. I can't believe I picked this guitar up w/ a nice Ibanez case for $300!!! Not a scratch, ding or dent. Clean as new!
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