Ibanez RG470DX (HSH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar


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Ibanez RG470DX

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The RG470DX appeared on our recommended list for HSH Pickup Equipped Electric Guitars Under $500 from May 2021 until August 2022 when it had been out-ranked by the Ibanez RG470MB.


The Ibanez RG470DX stays true to the Jem-derived RG design, only this one comes with a stylish Black Planet Matte finish, and a 24-fret fingerboard crafted from Jatoba.

Like the original, this one features HSH configuration pickups, with two Quantum Buckers for the neck and bridge positions, and a Quantum Singlcoil for the middle position. This lets you utilize rock friendly double humbucker tones, while having in-between tones thanks to the singlecoil middle pickup.

As for the hardware, it has a locking nut paired with a double locking tremolo.

Tonewoods include Meranti (an affordable alternative to mahogany) for the body, and maple for the neck.

As expected it comes with Ibanez' famous Wizard III neck, known for being shred friendly.

The RG470DX is a great entry way into the world of premium shred friendly guitars while still staying within the mid-tier price range.


  • Body: Meranti
  • Finish: Black Planet Matte
  • Bridge: Double Locking Tremolo
  • Pickups: (HSH) 2 x Quantum Bucker, 1 x Quantum Singlecoil
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Bound Jatoba
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75”
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.692”
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way Blade Switch
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500.