S421 Electric Guitar  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • 3pc maple neck
  • Fast, flat, and ultra-playable Wizard neck shape
  • Beautiful 3-D arched top mahogany body
  • Deep cutaway for easy access to higher frets
  • Jumbo frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Off-set dot on 12th fret inlay
  • Gibraltar Standard bridge
  • INF1 neck pickup
  • INF2 bridge pickup
  • Case sold separately
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Review Snapshot

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4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
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Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

Great Guitar

By Mark

from South Carolina

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful and Beautiful Sound

By Susan Smith

from Spanaway, WA

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By JB

from Tennessee

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    I have to say, this guitar is amazing. The Neck is smooth as silk. The body is very comfortable, either sitting or standing. Great sound and aesthetics. Normally I would change the strings right off the bat. Did,t have to with this guitar. Played great right out of the box and I was too caught up in playing to take the time to even consider changing the strings out.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice guitar!

    By Friend_of_Metal

    from West Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      I have loved the looks of the S for a long time. Unfortunately, I just now got around to buying one. The most appealing aspect of the guitar is how thin, not only the Wizard III neck is, but the body as well. The guitar weighs next to nothing and is extremely comfortable. The S421 is my fifth guitar, but I think it's going to be hard to go back to any of the others because none of them can compare with the overall comfort and playability of the S. Also, for the price, it is surprising that the body is mahogany and not the cheaper basswood. As far as the finish goes, it is flawless. As for the tone, I am not a pickup aficionado and am very happy with the sound of the Infinity 1 and 2. The other guitarist in my band has been playing the Infinity 1 and 2 for many years, and I have always been impressed with his tone. Of course, the amp and some old-fashioned knob turning have a lot to do with the tone as well. If you have to have Dimarzios or EMGs, I would suggest spending more money and getting one of the higher-end S models. As for me, this guitar is a great axe at a great price, and I am already thinking about buying the blackberry sunburst version, too.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Guitar!

      By William Matthey

      from West Virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Awesome guitar. I've played both it and the S420 at my local shop. I love them both. The neck is great on this guitar and the setup was very nice. I played both straight out of the box and put the S421 on layaway immediately. The only thing I plan to change is the 5 way switch at this point. I don't have much use for it, but you and get some great tones out of the INF pups that come in it. All in all, pick one up. You won't be disappointed!

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pretty good

        By Logan

        from NY

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Real Light

        Cons

        • "scratchy Fretboard"
        • Scratchy Fretboard

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        It's not a bad guitar, the pickups aren't that bad, as long as you no how to control your amp settings, they're fine. They have a good low end, so I can get a jazzy tone out of either pickup, and they're good for "shredding".
        Personally, I'd switch em out, but it's not a need.

        Stays in tune real well too, mine came with 9 gauge strings, and I bend a lot but after putting it in standard, it was really nice.
        But, the strings that I got were dirty, like, muddy dirty. So they didn't slide well.

        It's a decent guitar, lightweight, sounds great, plays well, not frets sticking out

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