The AZ series was designed in collaboration with guitarists around the world to create a guitar that felt at home in all genres. Ibanez has achieved this through all kinds of premium parts and innovations. The S-TECH heat-treated maple neck enhances the wood's stability, durability and resistance. The fretboard is treated in the same way, giving it a strong attack, balanced tone and rich sustain. The oil finish and fingertip edge rounding keeps the neck feeling familiar and comfortable. The bolt-on construction with an 8mm concave curve makes playing up to the high frets easy and promotes the wood's natural tone. The same idea is incorporated into the body contours via a deep back cutout and sloping edge curve.
The MIX 10 System:
The Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups have a modest output by Alnico-5 magnets to maintain the clarity and pick attack of the fundamental tone when using distortion. The treble and bass are optimally balanced and thus continue to sound good in use with different effect pedals. To expand the versatility of the pickups, the dyna-MIX 10 system has been added. This allows the humbucker to be turned into a single-coil and the single coils to be connected in series, with a total of 10 combinations.
Furthermore, this model is finished with quality hardware. The Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads used have been praised for their tuning stability. Their Height Adjustable Post (H.A.P.) gives the possibility to get the ideal tension per string. The super smooth GraphTech nut helps create the guitar's tuning stability, sustain and bright sound. The wide and long stainless steel frets are extra resistant to corrosion and provide great response and articulation when playing chords and single notes. The Ibanez T1502 synchronized bridge, made by Gotoh, features steel saddles and a zinc tremolo block for quick response and improved articulation. The tremolo arm has an easy snap-in construction for quick use. The 10.5mm spacing makes alternative techniques easier, without making traditional playing styles more difficult. So this guitar has everything from A to Z for every player.
AZ Roasted Maple Neck
- Oval "C" neck profile, 305 radius
-Flamed Maple top / American Basswood body
- Super All Access Bolt-on construction
- 'Glow in the dark' side inlays
Roasted maple fretboard with black dot inlays
- 24 Jumbo stainless steel frets
Scale Length: 25.5 "(648mm)
- Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion S (Passive / Alnico)
- Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion S (Passive / Alnico)
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion H (Passive / Alnico)
Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Pickup Switch, Alter Switch for Dyna-Mix 10 System