Ibanez AZ2204 Prestige Electric Guitar (with Case)

Blend traditional tones with the high-performance feel of modern construction. This AZ series axe includes Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups for pristine tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Luminescent side dots Dots on the side of the neck are illuminated
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickup Alnico 5 magnets, moderate output, balanced tone

For 2018, Ibanez is introducing a new line of solid body electric guitars called the AZ series. Within that line, they are excited to announce the release of the AZ2204. Even though Ibanez tends to be a guitar brand associated with modern designs, we have decades of accumulated knowledge and a history to draw from, so pushing boundaries is nothing new for us. The AZ series carries with it all of the hallmarks of these tried and tested Ibanez qualities: the smooth oval neck profile, the well balanced asymmetrical body shape, and the neck heel allowing unrivaled playability an upper fret access. It also features a new tremolo bridge, as well as newly developed Hyperion pickups, produced in collaboration with Seymour Duncan. All of these elements help the AZ push the existing boundaries of playability and sound to the next level for modern cutting-edge players, while also providing a touch of classic styling.

A first in guitar neck construction, The AZ's neck is manufactured with S-TECH WOOD treated Maple. This nitrogen-heating-treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish (sealer coat) which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.

In order to achieve a supremely comfortable neck, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve that extends through the border between the fretboard and the neck to the fretboard itself. The Oval C neck shape allows for a comfortable read more grip in the lower register, and a more modern feel in the higher register. Luminescent side dots also provide a great point of reference on dark stages.

A shallow rear body contour combines with a larger forearm contour increases player comfort. The pickups, designed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan, are a moderate output pickup, sporting Alnico-5 magnets to keep the clarity of the fundamental tone while using distortion. This design also provides a dynamic and clear pick attack. From treble to bass, the overall tone is evenly balanced and works well with various effects. A newly developed dyna-MIX 9 switching system provides excellent versatility in that it has 9 different possible pickup combinations by way of the mini toggle and 5-way blade switch.

The T1802 bridge is a result of direct collaboration between Ibanez and GOTOH. It features machined titanium saddles and a solid steel tremolo block for a quick response and improved articulation. The narrower string spacing allows for easy picking across strings, for styles such as string skipping and hybrid picking. The snap and hold tremolo arm socket makes it easy to load a tremolo arm, and the arm torque adjuster allows for fine torque adjustments without any tools. The stud lock screws lock the stud bolts in place, for better tuning stability and resonance. The 2-point floating tremolo system creates a super smooth tremolo motion in either direction.

The AZ is also equipped with GOTOH H.A.P-M locking 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 to attain appropriate tension on each individual string.
Hardshell case included.
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- AZ Oval C S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
- Alder body
- S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay and Luminescent side dot inlay
- Jumbo Stainless steel frets
- Bone nut
- Gotoh T1802 tremolo bridge
- Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S) neck pickup
- Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S) neck pickup
- Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H) bridge pickup
- Gotoh H.A.P-M locking machine heads
- dyna-MIX 9 switching system w/Alter switch
- Chrome Hardware
- Hardshell case included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ice Blue Metallic
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AZ2204ICM
Blemished, Ice Blue Metallic
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AZ2204ICM
Rose Metallic
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AZ2204HRM

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 0.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted August 17, 2019 by Douglas Morgan in Rockford, IL
"Disappointed"
Overall: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
The guitar feels great! Only issue is that every hole on the guitar has paint issues, neck bolt holes, jack input, the cavity around the bridge etc.. . The bolts holding the neck look like they are starting to corrode as well. And those holes had marker around them? Side dots were sloppy. Very bad quality control. The neck is nice but it’s not worth the money in the condition it is in. I felt as tho it was an open box or blemished item as well. Everything looked tampered with and it was tuned to drop d. So this would be the second time I’m returning an item because it’s quality. I Still love Ibanez I feel zZounds is to blame more so than Ibanez? If I’m spending over 2000 on a guitar I expect it to be perfect.
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