Ibanez Prestige AZ2202A Electric Guitar (with Case)

Pick up a Prestige AZ Series for a genuine high-performance experience. Loaded with hot Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups, this model means serious business.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Gotoh T1802 tremolo bridge Machined titanium saddles & a solid steel block
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups Alnico 5 magnets, moderate output, balanced tone
At Ibanez, they have always made it a point to study and understand how guitar playing evolves and progresses with music trends over time. Currently, Ibanez is seeing an explosion of young contemporary guitarists pushing their playing techniques into exciting new directions. Ibanez is viewing this trend as the beginning of a third phase of guitar playing.

In launching the AZ series, our aim was not to merely create a completely new guitar model, but to sculpt a great guitar that can foster the potential of the modern 'third phase' while maintaining traditional elements. Even though Ibanez is thought of as a modern guitar brand, Ibanez has decades of accumulated knowledge and a history of pushing 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 a neck heel that allows unrivaled playability. It also features details such as a new tremolo bridge, as well as new pickups developed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan. All of these elements help the AZ push the existing boundaries of playability and sound even further.

We always strive to make our guitars with the finest materials and parts, yet Ibanez knows that collecting new parts and materials alone do not make a great guitar. Rather, exquisite guitars are made through the processes of examining, testing, understanding, then finally synchronizing these materials together. The harmonic balance between read more the bridge and pickups, nut and machine heads, neck and fret material, all work together in order to help guitarists create their desired sound. From A to Z, there is no aspect of guitar making that Ibanez ever overlooks. This tradition has been passed down masterfully to the AZ series.

At first glance, the AZ series may seem like an enigma to some. The magic of this new series is not something that may be apparent by just visual observation. The magic, however, does become instantly apparent once an AZ model is played. The AZ series represents the future of guitar playing and Ibanez welcomes you to play one and see for yourself.

AZ Modern Oval C S-TECH WOOD roasted maple 1pc neck:

S-TECH treated Maple was used for the AZ's neck construction, a first. Its nitrogen-heating treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. After extensive prototyping and trials, Ibanez concluded that 20.5mm thickness at the 1st fret and 22.5mm at the 12th fret was the optimal neck thickness for this process. The neck was then sealed with an oil finish, making it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.

Neck Grip:

In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge was finished with a smooth curve that extends from the border between the fretboard and the neck to the surface of the fretboard. The detailed neck shape was precisely carved using a ball mill for ultimate consistency. The width measurements of the fretboard are 42mm at the nut and 57mm at the last fret. These dimensions allow for an easy grip in the lower register, and a more modern feel in the higher register.

Body Design:

The AZ's shallow back body contour and big forearm contour lets the guitar's body fit the player naturally, thus increasing playing comfort. The AZ body has a deep waist and different radii on each body edge curve (3 mmR on body top/8 mmR on body back), making it easier to play in both standing or sitting positions.
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Specifications


Neck: AZ Oval C S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple
Frets: 22
Body: Alder
Fretboard: S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard with Black dot inlay
Frets: Jumbo Stainless Steel with Prestige fret edge treatment
Nut: Bone
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S)
Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S)
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H)
Switching: dyna-MIX9 switching system with Alter Switch
Bridge: Gotoh T1802 tremolo
Hardware: Chrome
Tuners: Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads with H.A.P.
Inlays: Luminlay side dots
Case: Hardshell case included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Tri-Fade Burst
Shipping Weight: 22.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA AZ2202A TFB
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

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