Minimal eye candy and a weathered finish for that subtle, menacing vibe.
The Ibanez S420 Electric Guitar is crafted with a mahogany body that delivers a warm tone. With a sleek top arch the S420 is a highly playable guitar that feels luxurious.
The S420 guitar's 3-piece bolt-on maple neck has the fast Ibanez Wizard II neck profile and is dressed with 24 jumbo frets for increased expressiveness. A Zero Resistance (ZR) double-locking ball-bearing bridge offers smooth and stable tremolo action.
The guitar's Ibanez INF humbucking pickups boast a versatile tonal array. With a weathered black finish, black hardware, and an unadorned fingerboard, the Ibanez S420 has a subtle, menacing vibe.
Infinity humbucking pickups
The versatile and responsive INF1 pickup installed in the neck position has a ceramic magnet for warm classic tone and added output. The humbucking INF2 bridge pickup features an enhanced midrange output. Its Alnico-V magnet enhances individual string clarity and excellent dynamics.
Zero Point tremolo system
The unique Ibanez Zero Point system stabilizes the bridge and insures tuning stability by consistently returning the tremolo to the center point (or zero point). In addition to the usual tremolo springs, the Zero Point System features 2 additional springs, which ensure the bridge's return to the center point. Quickly adjust the Zero Point system by hand—there's no need for a hex wrench. The Ibanez S420 guitar's ZR tremolo system employs ballol-bearings for smooth, precise, and friction-free action.
Case sold separately.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
- S Series model
- Solidbody double-cutaway style
- Mahogany body
- Weathered black finish with matching headstock
- 3-piece bolt-on maple neck
- 25-1/2" scale
- Wizard II neck profile
- Rosewood fretboard
- 15.75" radius
- 1.69" nut width
- 24 jumbo frets
- Offset dot inlays on the 12th fret
- Infinity 2 bridge humbucking pickup
- Infinity 1 neck humbucking pickup
- Master volume and tone knobs
- 5-way blade pickup selector
- Die-cast locking tuners
- Zero resistance (ZR) Double-locking tremolo bridge
- Cosmo black hardware
- Case sold separately
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S420 Electric Guitar Specifications:
- Wizard II Neck Dimensions:
- Scale/Length: 25-1/2"/648 mm
- Fretboard Radius: 15.75"/400 mm
- Width at Nut: 1.69"/43 mm
- Width Last Fret: 2.20"/56 mm
- Thickness 1st Fret: 0.74"/19 mm
- Thickness 12th Fret: 0.82"/21 mm
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Comments about Ibanez S420 Electric Guitar:
I was trying to write a review for the S470. However, before I owned the S470, I owned the S420. It was a heavier guitar than the S470, but it had the same pick ups. What I like about the guitar was that it was easy to play and the pickups worked well with amps or pedals to get you to good imitations of various bands. I felt the pickups generic as compared to a telecaster or stratocaster or les paul. You could probably get a better Clapton or Cream with the pickups as compared to my American Deluxe Stratocaster because that guitar has a certain fender strat tonality even with SCN noiseless pickups.
Either guitar is a great beginner guitar. Ibanez makes very easy to play guitars . . . I'd probably say check it out at a store if you can, but the one think I like about the S470 is it's lighter . . . what I prefer about the S420 is there is no middle single coil pick up that I can sometimes hit with my pick.
For the serious and rich guitarist . . . you have to keep something with a practice amp at your girlfriends that you don't get too attatched too.
For the poor but serious guitarist, you'll get a very playable guitar with pickups that work well with pedals . . . may I recommend the inexpensive Boss DS-1 with a marshall 15r . . . I know they make it with digital effects now . . . you try a solid state fender or vox pathfinder or look for a used marshall 15r. Hey, you don't have to use those digital effects . . . .