s470 or s470dx - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 59
s470 or s470dx

s470 or s470dx - what to buy?

Was is the difference between rosewood neck and bound rosewood neck. Is it lighter? Gives more sustain? Is it worth the extra 60$ or so?

I'm considering buying an 's' but if you suggest something else like 'RG', please share your opinions. I'm looking to spend no more than 500$USD.

zulumika is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 03:07 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Argentina
Posts: 1,635
same thing. Get the regular S470.

I would look for a used S540, the go for less than 400-450 on ebay.
RCB is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 59
ok then. But that still dosen't answer my question ; there must be a difference between the regular and the DX.
zulumika is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 02:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 2,674
According to the ibanez website the only difference is the bound board and different colour choices. So if you don't care much for bound fingerboards, just buy the cheaper one....
pawel is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 06:50 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 529
I've had several of both versions pass though my hands and always the bound neck feels slimmer and to be a faster more comfortable player. The wizard II neck unbound seem to have deeper shoulders than the bound versions. An exaggerated example is that the bound neck is more of a wide C shape and the unbound more of a U shape. The bound necks look slick too.
ashbass is offline  

rosewood neck

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS - Ibanez S470DX data187 Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 5 08-24-2012 02:07 PM
S470DX with D-activators diftwood Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 07-27-2009 12:21 PM
F/T Ibanez S470dx jjegg Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 04-01-2007 07:40 PM
S series(S470DX) Sith All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 1 08-21-2006 11:43 PM
hiya, just got my s470dx extigy All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 19 12-14-2005 07:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome