Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Walnut Top, 5-pc Maple/Walnut Neck, 2 x Humbucking Pickups, 1 x Single-coil Pickup, and Gig Bag - Natural
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Weight: 6lbs 14oz
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Ibanez S Series Gets a Premium TreatmentUnleash tonal mayhem with the Ibanez S970W solidbody electric guitar, a rockin' member of the Ibanez S Premium series. The S970W gives you smooth and fast action that's perfect for modern rock and metal. It features an ultra-responsive ZR-2 "Zero Resistance" tremolo that lets you get optimum performance with your whammy bar. And if you're looking for a wide range of tone, you'll get it from the S970W's combination of single-coil and humbucking pickups. For serious performance, style, and playability, the Ibanez S970W solidbody electric guitar is an excellent choice!
Ibanez S970W Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
A classic recipe for superior speed and tone
The Ibanez S970W is built for maximum speed and tonal range, and you'll love how it performs. The solid mahogany body, Claro walnut top, and five-piece Wizard Premium maple/walnut neck give you sustain that won't quit, and a lively response for excellent note-to-note definition. The Wizard Premium neck plays incredibly fast, perfect for frantic fretwork. And the innovative Zero Resistance tremolo sports ball bearings for incredibly smooth performance.
Precision tremolo performance from Zero Resistance technology
You'll be amazed at the tuning stability of the Ibanez S970W, even when you're doing heavy tremolo work. That's because the Zero Resistance tremolo sports the Zero Point System, which consistently returns the bridge to the exact center point. That means you'll always be in-tune after huge dive bombs. You can adjust the Zero Point System by hand without a tool, making the perfect setup easy to attain. The Zero Resistance tremolo also features ball bearing pivot points instead of standard blade-style pivots - you're much less likely to break a string, and you'll still be in tune even if you do!
Cover a ton of tonal territory
Just one look at the Ibanez S970W tells you it's ready to shred, but look again - a duo of humbucking pickups complements a single-coil in the middle position for exceptional tonal versatility. A five-way pickup selector lets you create tones that transcend any single genre. And whether you play rock, blues, fusion, or anything else, the incredibly fast-playing Wizard Premium neck and double-cutaway body style are built to perform night after night. While it may not look at home in your country band, the S970W's combination of precise playability and wide-ranging tone should be welcomed by any guitarist.
Ibanez S970W Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Break the sound barrier in style with the Ibanez S970W!
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Jordan, Marquette, MI
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
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by Erik Pries from New Berlin, WIFriendly and exceptional customer service from day 1, even
February 22, 2013
Music Background: Musician
after reception of product. The guitar I purchased was immaculate
upon opening. I brought it to a guitar tech friend to check f... read more [+]acets of its
Setup. he was surprised how perfectly it was setup and delivered even
After. Wing shipped thru Wisconsin winter-lol. The instrument is one even
Satriani would be proud to play. For me, it's. Eyond expectation. Thanks Sweetwater. I highly recommend this company, theyve earned my first stop in music purchases in the future. close [-]
Piece of Art
by Steve Spence from Grand Prairie,Tx.This is an extremely beautiful guitar that sounds & plays as good as it looks. My main complaint is I was disappointed in the finish on the back of the neck. Beautifully designed shape on the neck & p... read more [+]lays like a dream ,BUT, mine has a couple of locations on the back of the neck that are rough as though some sanding was not done properly. Not really a big deal but not what I would expect for a $1K instrument.
September 27, 2012
Music Background: Ex musician, currently hobbyist
Also, I had a difficult time setting the intonation & tuning it properly. This was my fault as I'm not familiar with this type of tremolo. Had to go to Ibanezs' website & watch a video on how to set it up. After that, this trem is as advertised. You can divebomb all day & it DOES stay in tune. Wish Ibanez had given some real instructions on how to setup this trem with the guitar instead of having to look for it. I think they could have given a case with it instead of a gigbag too.That's my reasons for not giving it a higher rating.
Overall, once you know how to set this beauty up, it's INCREDIBLE! Love it! close [-]
by fromRight out of the box it was set up really nice. But after a day or two I started noticing a buzz on the upper frets. Took it in to get looked at by a luthier and found that the 12th fret had popped ou... read more [+]t slightly. It was fixed but it still is a bit iffy with bending and such on the upper frets. I have sent it back to get fixed via the warranty and can only hope it will come back beautiful. There is also a finish flaw on the body. A bubble. I suppose I don't care too much about the body flaw as long as it plays right, but for what you pay you should at least get a guitar without flaws and fret issues.
March 11, 2013
The guys at Sweetwater are amazing with taking care of their customers. I love this guitar and hope the issues can be resolved. If not, I am sure I will find another guitar that will do just fine. If I can help it, I only buy from Sweetwater. If for some reason I can't, I feel like it's a gamble. These guys keep my studio running and are extremely reliable. close [-]
Ibanez S970W (Natural)
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