Ibanez RG470
Ibanez RG470

RG470, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Ibanez in the RG Standard series.

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Hatsubai 24/04/2011

Ibanez RG470 : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Korean version of the RG-570"

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While some of the RG-470s were made in Japan, most of them were moved over to Korea. The model I'm referring to in this review will be the Korean model. It features a basswood body, 24 fret maple neck with rosewood fretboard, HSH configuration, volume pot, tone pot and 5 way switch. The one notable difference between this and the RG-570 is the Lo TRS trem.


The guitar is put together decently, but I find the fretwork to be very hit or miss. The biggest issue I have with these guitars is the horrible bridge. It's made out of really weak metal, and it tends to not sound or act nearly as nice as the Edge trem that was found on the RG-570. Given that it's a budget Korean model, it's somewhat to be expected. The All Access Neck Joint is a very nice feature that I was glad to find on these models, so that's a plus. However, the electronics are pretty horrible, so you might want to replace the switch and pots.


The body woods on these can be very hit or miss. Most of them are decent, but a lot of them are total dogs. Even with a pickup swap, the guitars might not meet the expectations that some have with a higher end Japanese Ibanez. A lot of the models I played simply made me want to drop it and play the RG-570 instead.


If you're looking for a budget Ibanez, instead of looking at this model, try to find a used RG-570 or something along those lines. You'll be much better off in the long run as it'll most likely have better fretwork, sound better, and it WILL have a much better tremolo that'll stay in tune no matter what abuse you throw at it.