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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can't decide on a new S series [S8570 or S5470Koa?]

Hey people,

I'm after an S for my next guitar but I can't decide between the Jcustom or the prestige.

I'm looking at a Prestige S5470Koa and the Jcustom S8570 (african Maple).

I know the jcustom will cost a premium amount, plus it comes with dimarzio's
Neck: DiMarzi® Air Norton® (H)
mid: DiMarzio® True Velvet™
Bridge: DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® (H)

right now i'm leaning towards the koa - that way its a bit cheaper, i get an exotic wood ( no pun intended) and get to choose my pickups as I won't be sticking to those listed.

Any help to sway my decision?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Re: Can't decide on a new S series [S8570 or S5470Koa?]

First thing to consider: Have you found somebody who has an S8570 for sale and is willing to ship a new one out of Japan??
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Re: Can't decide on a new S series [S8570 or S5470Koa?]

not an easy choice, but i'll go with the 5470Koa.

The J custom 8570 is nice, but not a big fan of body binding.. so... koa for me please.

To ship it out from Japan is easy, all you have to do is find one online store that does oversea sale.
Ishibashi is my recommendation.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Can't decide on a new S series [S8570 or S5470Koa?]

I'm in touch with 'contacts' that can ship either one or both.

But its a fair bit of money
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Can't decide on a new S series [S8570 or S5470Koa?]

Well if I go by the rule where darker woods sound darker - so the koa would be a 'bassier' sound and the african mahagony would emphasize a brighter sound ... which would be a better option?

I know mahgony is well balanced but i don't know much about the koa. After getting some feedback on the prices they aren't that far apart.

Both are S's
Both have a super wizard neck dimensions

1 sounds darker
1 sounds brighter

1 uses a rare tone wood
1 is a jcustom.

...
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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Re: Can't decide on a new S series [S8570 or S5470Koa?]

dont get fooled with the appareance dude, the S 5470K is only a veneer, i bet the sound must be coming mostly from the mahogany body.

meanwhile, i believe S8570 is not a veneer ( the maple top is real), it sounds different.

In my ears, My RG 9670 with same recipe with S8570 ( only neckthru), it sounds more..... polite.
smooth, warm, soft... nothing really metal about it.
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Re: Can't decide on a new S series [S8570 or S5470Koa?]

i prefer s8570
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