S421 is a model from Highly successful S series of solid bodied electric guitars from Ibanez. This series was made as an option for players who like double cut bodies and carved tops on them. Prestige and Premium divisions, as well as 25th anniversary division exist besides the regular S. For fall 2012 Ibanez prepared a brand new S series model, S421. It comes with a solid, double cut body made of mahogany. There is no top wood veneer, though the top panel is carved. Binding and pickguard are are also missing from the specs list, as Ibanez is more concentrated on performance, than looks on regular S series models. Color options assigned to this new six-stringer are Black and Blackberry Sunburst. Both are finished in satin. Bridge section on S421 includes Gibraltar Standard bridge with six saddles and string-through-body construction. Pickups are made by Ibanez ad two passive humbucker combo contains Infinity 1 in the bridge and Infinity 2 in the neck position. Master volume, master tone and five position blade switch comprise the controls unit. Blade switch also splits the pickups into single coils in position 4. Three-piece maple neck is bolted to the body and equipped with a Wizard III contour. Rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, custom 12th fret inlay, 12" radius and 1.69" wide string nut. Hardware is black and scale measures 25-1/2" in length.


S421 Full Specs

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Body Shape Soloist
Body Type Solid Body
Body Construction Double cutaway
Body Wood Mahogany
Carved Top Yes
Bridge Gibraltar Standard
Bridge String Through
Number of Pickups 2
Bridge Pickup Type Humbucker
Neck Pickup Type Humbucker
Controls Volume
Controls Tone
Coil Splitting Yes
Pickup Switch Type 5-Position Blade
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Construction 3-piece neck
Neck Shape Wizard III
Neck Joint Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 24
Fret Size Jumbo
Fingerboard Inlays Offset Dots
Fingerboard Inlays Custom 12th Fret
Hardware Black
Number of Strings 6
Finish Gloss
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut Width 1.69''
Fingerboard Radius 15.75"

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Body Shape
Soloist
Soloist
Body Type
Solid Body
Solid Body
Body Construction
Double cutaway
Double cutaway
Body Wood
Mahogany
Mahogany
Carved Top
Yes
No
Bridge
Gibraltar Standard/String Through
ZR
Number of Pickups
2
2
Bridge Pickup Type
Humbucker
Humbucker
Neck Pickup Type
Humbucker
Humbucker
Controls
Tone/Volume
Tone/Volume
Coil Splitting
Yes
No
Pickup Switch Type
5-Position Blade
5-Position Blade
Neck Wood
Maple
Maple
Neck Construction
3-piece neck
No
Neck Shape
Wizard III
Wizard
Neck Joint
Bolt-on
Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material
Rosewood
Rosewood
Number of Frets
24
24
Fret Size
Jumbo
Jumbo
Fingerboard Inlays
Custom 12th Fret/Offset Dots
Custom 12th Fret/Dot
Hardware
Black
Black
Number of Strings
6
6
Finish
Gloss
Gloss
Scale Length
25-1/2"
25-1/2"
Nut Width
1.69''
1.69''
Fingerboard Radius
15.75"
15.75"
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