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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question Ibanez S5420 (?) help

Hello everybody,
I am having a bit of trouble identifying what looks like an S series Prestige model with an HH pickup configuration. I might be interested in this model but I wanted to know something more about it.
Here's a couple of pictures:

What do you think?
I can see the pickups were swapped, and the owner installed a Crunch Lab at the bridge (and probably a Liquifire at neck, that would make sense).
The neck inlays look like the ones on a Prestige (similar to an S5470) with the offset small dot inlays and the three dots at the twelfth fret...
Also, you can see the KTS sticker on the back of the headstock, so this must be a recent neck with titanium reinforcement.

However, I don't recall any S Prestige having HH configuration, with the exception of the S5420QD which is available only in Japan and only in the Tiger Eye finish.
I searched the Ibanez catalogs (even the Japanese ones) and I couldn't find anything similar to this.
I am very cautious when it comes to guitars floating on the internet, but this doesn't look like a fake.
What do you think? Could it be a refinished S5420QD?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 09:34 PM
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Re: Ibanez S5420 (?) help

Its not fake,maybe jap special.... more likely a refinish.
I like it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 11:04 PM
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Re: Ibanez S5420 (?) help

The pickups might be stock too. There was a member here that was selling that same set of pickups, but they're not dimarzio.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Ibanez S5420 (?) help

Originally Posted by silverctr View Post
The pickups might be stock too. There was a member here that was selling that same set of pickups, but they're not dimarzio.
Yeah, I know the S5470 came with Hot Grinder factory pickups, which are very similar. However, the blades on the DiMarzio crunch lab are wider and rounded at the ends... the difference is slight, but it can be seen

I think it's a refinish, because the headstock is in matching color and doesn't have the prestige logo, just the standard Ibanez with the v
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