Even though Ibanez is thought of as a modern guitar brand, we have decades of accumulated knowledge and a history of pushing the boundaries. The AZ series carries with it all of the hallmarks of these tried and tested Ibanez qualities: the smooth oval neck grip, the well balanced asymmetrical body shape, and the neck heel allowing unrivaled playability.
|neck type||AZ Roasted Maple neck|
|body||Flamed Maple top/American Basswood body|
|fretboard||Roasted Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay|
|fret||Jumbo Stainless Steel frets|
|bridge||Gotoh® T1502 tremolo bridge|
|neck pickup||Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (S) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|middle pickup||Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (S) middle pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|bridge pickup||Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|nut||Graph Tech® TUSQ XL nut|
|a : Width||42mm at NUT|
|b : Width||56.4mm at 22F|
|c : Thickness||20.5mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||22.5mm at 12F|
Heat-treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes.
Heat-treatment treatment provides a well-balanced attack and tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
The Super All Access Neck Joint offers superior playability with its 8mm concave curve from the body top to the spherical surface of the joint area. By maximizing the joint area between the body and the neck, sustain and resonance are increased as well.
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
The AZ comes with GOTOH® MAGNUM LOCK® machine heads, which have an established reputation for tuning stability. Its H. A. P® (Height Adjustable Post). system allows for the adjustment of string posts for the appropriate tension of each string.
The super smooth Graph Tech® nut increases tuning stability, sustain and clarity of sound. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
A shallow body back contour and a big forearm contour make the guitar body fit the player naturally, thus increasing playing comfort. The AZ body has a deep waist and different radii on each body edge curve, making it easier to play in both standing or sitting positions.
Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ Pickups feature a moderate output through Alnico-5 magnets to keep the clarity of the fundamental tone when using a distortion sound, and to deliver a clear pick attack. From treble to bass, the overall tonal balance is evenly adjusted., and works well with various effect pedals.
dyna-MIX 9 offers nine sound variations, and can easily switch between humbucker and single coil modes with just the mini switch. One mode is even able to simulate a humbucker sound from the combination of the 2 single coil pickups.
T1502 tremolo bridge features steel saddles and a die-cast zinc tremolo block for a quick response and improved articulation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. Its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.