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Ibanez AZ2402 TFF Prestige Electric Guitar in Hard Case

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What Ibanez Say

At present, we are seeing a blast of youthful contemporary guitarists driving their playing procedures into energizing new headings. We are seeing this pattern as the start of a third period of guitar playing. All at Ibanez have provoked themselves as guitar originators to venture up and answer the requirements of this third stage. 

In propelling the AZ arrangement, the objective was not to simply make a totally new guitar model, however to shape an incredible guitar that can encourage the capability of the cutting edge 'third stage' while keeping up conventional components. Despite the fact that Ibanez is thought of as a cutting edge guitar brand, it has many years of aggregated information and a past filled with pushing the limits. The AZ arrangement conveys with it the majority of the signs of these attempted and tried Ibanez characteristics. The symphonious harmony among scaffold and pickups, nut and machine heads, neck and fret material all work together so as to enable the guitarist to make their ideal sound. From a to z, there is no part of guitar making that we ever neglect. This custom has been passed down amazingly to the AZ arrangement.

dyna-MIX 9 w/Alter switch
It 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.

Ibanez T1502 Tremolo Bridge (made by GOTOH® )
Highly admired by many brands and players, the GOTOH® 510 tremolo bridge has been improved upon and has become the new T1502 Bridge after collaboration between GOTOH® and Ibanez. It features machined 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, such as string skipping and hybrid picking. The snap and hold tremolo arm socket can makes it easy to load a tremolo arm, and the arm torque adjuster enables fine torque adjustment 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 allows for super smooth tremolo motion when either raising or lowering the pitch.

GOTOH H.A.P®-M machine heads
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.

AZ Oval C roasted maple 1pc neck
Heat-treated Maple is used for the AZ’s neck construction. Its use increases the wood’s stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. After extensive prototyping and trials, we concluded that 20.5mm thickness at the 1st fret to 22.5mm at the 12th fret is the optimal neck thickness for this process. The neck is sealed with an oil finish (sealer coat) which feels similar to a comfortable well-played guitar neck.

Neck Grip
In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve that extends from the border between the fretboard and the neck, and then to the surface of the fretboard. The detailed neck shape is precisely carved using a ball mill for ultimate consistency. The width measurements of the fretboard are at 42mm at the nut and 56.4mm 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
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 (3 mmR on body top/8 mmR on body back), making it easier to play in both standing or sitting positions.

Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ Pickups
The custom pickup for the AZ was developed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan. The 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, and from high-E string to low-E string, the overall tonal balance is evenly adjusted, and works well with various effect pedals.

dyna-MIX 9 w/Alter switch
It 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.

Ibanez T1502 Tremolo Bridge (made by GOTOH® )
Highly admired by many brands and players, the GOTOH® 510 tremolo bridge has been improved upon and has become the new T1502 Bridge after collaboration between GOTOH® and Ibanez. It features machined 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, such as string skipping and hybrid picking. The snap and hold tremolo arm socket can makes it easy to load a tremolo arm, and the arm torque adjuster enables fine torque adjustment 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 allows for super smooth tremolo motion when either raising or lowering the pitch.

GOTOH H.A.P®-M machine heads
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

Specifications

Neck type : AZ Oval C Roasted Maple 1pc neck
Body : Flamed Maple top/American Basswood body
Fretboard : Roasted Maple fretboard w/black dot inlay and Luminescent side dot inlay
Fret : Jumbo Stainless steel frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
Bridge : Ibanez T1502 bridge (made by Gotoh®)
Neck pickup : Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (S) neck pickup 
Middle pickup : Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (S) neck pickup 
Bridge pickup : Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (H) bridge pickup 
Hardware color : Chrome
Case/bag : Hardshell case included