Up for sale, a 1993 Ibanez SV470 electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Expertly crafted at the famed Fujigen factory in Japan, the rare SV470 was introduced in 1992 as part of the SV Series. The sleekly contoured mahogany body features an "SOL" satin Stained Oil finish, fitted with gold hardware and an HSH pickup array. The alnico pickup complement includes a V1 humbucker at the neck, S2 single coil in the middle, and a V2 humbucker at the bridge. The guitar delivers a broad tonal range, from meaty humbucker chunk to focused single coil snap and definition, accentuated by the mahogany and maple tonewood combination with top end brilliance, natural warmth, and smooth, articulate growl. This SV470 is featherweight at 6lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, accurate intonation, and fast action.
The one-piece maple neck has a slender C-shaped Viper profile carve, fast and effortless with just enough rounded in the shoulders, measuring .810” deep at the 1st fret and .880” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard features dot inlay and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have good height and meat, showing light wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of fret 1-3 and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays effortlessly in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is a full 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The headstock features the stock gold Gotoh “Made in Japan” tuners. On the back of the headstock, the original serial number sticker is present with the correct sequence for Fujigen factory production.
On the body, all of the electronics function as intended, with a five-way blade pickup selector switch and Master Volume and Tone controls for the HSH pickup array. All of the stock hardware is intact including the gold knurled domed knobs and gold non-locking TZ-6 tremolo with original arm. Cosmetic wear is limited to a few faint marks along the lower bout body edge, and a few faint scuffs mostly relegated to the pick path. The neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.
The original Ibanez-branded gigbag is included.