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Ibanez AZ224F Premium Electric Guitar (with Case)

Adding some flair to the AZ lineup, the AZ224F features a stunning flamed maple top and an HSS trio of Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups for unmatched tone. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickup Alnico 5 magnets, moderate output, balanced tone

Ibanez AZ224F Premium Electric Guitar

Get to know the AZ242F. 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.

The AZ's Roasted Maple neck increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes.

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 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 10 switching system provides excellent versatility in that it has 10 different possible pickup combinations by way of the mini toggle and 5-way blade switch.

The T1502 bridge is a result of direct collaboration between Ibanez and GOTOH. 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.

Features

- AZ Oval C Roasted Maple neck
- Flamed Maple top/American Basswood body
- Roasted Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay and Luminescent side dot inlay
- Jumbo Stainless steel frets
- Graph Tech TUSQ nut
- Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge
- Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H) neck pickup
- Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H) bridge pickup
- Gotoh H.A.P-M locking machine heads
- dyna-MIX 10 switching system w/Alter switch
- Chrome Hardware
- Case included

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Overall: This guitar looks like a 100 dollar guitar youd get in a build it kit, but once you touch it you'll understand. The pickups are something you gotta hear to believe and the spacing makes string skipping a real breeze. surprisingly its not terrible for finger picking, but far from the best. Most of the time you'd never see me use push/pull pots used in most guitars, I think it just never sounds right. But honestly this DYN-9 switching system (or whatever it's called) it's phenominal. It's an amazing feature and I end up actually using this all the time. The guitar stays in tune thanks to its roasted maple neck graphtec nut and locking tuners. bridge is very nice it's deffinately better then what you'd feel on say a stray, they've smoothed it out and once set up properly will never lose tune even under some serious dive bombage. The guitars set up out of the box was meh, I'm sure your milage will vary but when you get something from indonesia I suppose its to be expected even at this price point. Then again I've also bought gibsons set up worse from factory so. Fret leveling and crowning were spot on no buzz unless I rock out. The neck is something special though, either it's oiled really well or the shape is unique but it plays really smooth, it's not thin like a wizard though. It feels like it goes from a C shape to a D shaped neck as you move down, awesome. I'd recommend this to anyone as long as you can look past it's pretty cheap look. It doesn't play cheap at all.
Style of Music: literally everything
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Overall: So I bought a used inexpensive Epiphone Les Paul as my first guitar to learn on.I told myself I wouldn't get a nice guitar until my skills justified it. I got to the point where my ear and hands could tell the difference in quality on neck feel, fresh, pickups etc. I bought a Fender player Strat and wasn't to fond of the feel or sound. So I tried the Fender Performer and loved the sound but miss the Humbuckers in my Les Paul. This guitar here is so versatile and the fit and finish was steps above the American made Strat even though this was built in Indonesia. I still am going to buy the American performer Strat and also get a Gibson Les Paul (just because I want the originals) but I could only afford one guitar and this truly does a good job getting you a word of different tones without sacrificing quality. Pickups sound great, handles distortion well and the cleans are pearly and round. Not quite Strat but that's ok because I lean towards warmer tones anyway. The neck is a great shape and feels good for chords and solo work and upper fret access is much better than my Les Paul. You won't regret this purchase!
Style of Music: Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Hard Rock
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