The S421 Electric Guitar represents the cutting edge of Ibanez design and continues to be a marvel of form and function. Its signature body shape—sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany—is stronger and mo... Read More
The S421 Electric Guitar represents the cutting edge of Ibanez design and continues to be a marvel of form and function. Its signature body shape—sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany—is stronger and more musically responsive than guitars weighing twice as much. Though no longer called by its original name, the Saber, the S series is still a rock version of that quick, graceful and potentially lethal weapon. Its archtop body not only provides a warmer tone but contributes to picking hand support. The clearance offered low-profile design of the Gibraltar Standard Bridge optimizes strumming/picking style possibilities. The Wizard III Maple neck is fast, flat and thin for speed and player comfort. The INF1 neck pickup is versatile and responsive, with warm classic tone and added output. The INF2 bridge pickup has enhanced mid-range output, with an Alnico-5 magnet for individual string clarity and excellent dynamics.
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The shape and contour of this guitar coupled with the wide and flat neck make it a perfect guitar for any metal player- or for any of us who like to melt the faces off of people with shredding. Honestly though the Mahogany body gives the guitar a fat and warm tone, the only thing lacking with the guitar is the pickups that come with it, but you can easily change those out. I swapped out the INF's for Seymour Duncan Black Winter pickups and this guitar screams with them.
This is my second S-series. The first one is a vintage 90's Sabre model, and I have enjoyed playing that one so much that I had to have another! The mahogany body and slender shape are extremely pleasing, and this guitar sounds even better than it looks! This guitar has a rich tone at all 5 pickup settings. Check the youtubes for how it sounds to get an idea. Once you get a feel for these Ibanezes, it is difficult to be happy with anything else, in my opinion.