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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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1996 SF 420 FM

Hi All,

I am brand new here,but not to owning Ibanez guitars. I just acquired a 1996 SF420 FM (Green). The serial numbers is: C 6057047. I am putting Wilkinson locking tuners on it and Lace Deathbuckers in it. Since this guitar was only made for 1 year, it has been pretty had to find any info on it. does anyone have any experience with this model or info on it?

Thanks,

Aaron
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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Re: 1996 SF 420 FM

Well I know it's not MIJ with the Serial being a C. Was that Korea? I forgot exactly.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2015, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1996 SF 420 FM

Yes, it was Korea.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2015, 02:52 AM
 
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Re: 1996 SF 420 FM

They were kind of a half way point between the S series and the S Classic models. Longer 25.5 scale of the S series with the wraparound bridge of the S Classic.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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Re: 1996 SF 420 FM

Korea, as noted.
2 colors, Translucent Turquoise and Black Pearl.
The hardware color is not made by Ibanez anymore. It's not the same as on the s classic guitars.
The body is larger than an S to make up in weight for not having a trem bridge.
I think they feel great, like an Ibanez-ed version of a '54 Les Paul.
Some one some time said the neck was a Viper. IDK but I liked it.
I moved from the TT to the BP after a while. Then I screwed up the finish on the BP getting a dent out.
LESSON: I SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE DENT!

http://www.ashbass.com/Ibanez/Guitar...96_1/index.htm
http://www.ashbass.com/Ibanez/Guitar...96_2/index.htm
http://www.ashbass.com/Ibanez/Guitar...96_3/index.htm
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1996 SF 420 FM

Thanks for the info and pics!
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