Overview of Ibanez AZ2204-ICM - Az Synchronized Prestige W/Case-Ice Blue Metallic
Styled in an ice blue metallic finish, the Ibanez Prestige Series AZ2204 is an electric guitar with a double-cutaway body. It sports an alder body with a bright, upper-midrange forward response that'll cut through the mix on stage or in the studio.
Its neck, which offers a 25.5" scale, is crafted out of maple that's been roasted to stability, durability, and a feel more commensurate with vintage instruments than out-of-the-box axes. Atop the neck sits a roasted maple fingerboard with 22 stainless-steel jumbo frets. Black dot inlays are provided, as are luminescent side inlays that help you track fret positions on darkened stages. Strings are anchored to the body by a Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge, while the headstock makes use of Gotoh MAGNUM LOCK machine heads.
For electronics, this guitar employs two Seymour Duncan Hyperion single coil pickups and one Hyperion humbucker. These feature a moderate output to preserve the clarity of your tone, even when you're playing through heaps of distortion. They also help you retain the definition of your pick attack, though not at the expense of tonal balance.
The guitar gives you a 5-way pickup selector switch, but two different pickup configurations are available through the Alter mini-switch. This gives you effectively nine different guitar tones, some single-coil focused, and others more like a humbucker in sound. Volume and tone knobs are also on hand to shape your timbre. A hardshell case is included.
S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple NeckS-TECH roasted treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish, which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.Roasted Maple Fingerboard with Black Dot InlaysS-TECH roasted treatment provides an excellent attack, a well-balanced tone, and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fingerboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.Super All Access Neck JointThe Super All Access Neck Joint offers eminent playability with its 8mm concave curve from the top of the body to the spherical surface of the joint. By maximizing the joint area between the body and the neck, sustain and resonance are increased as well.Luminescent Side Dot InlayThe luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see your fingerboard position when performing on dark stages.Gotoh Magnum Lock Machine Heads with Height-Adjustable PostsThe 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.Oil-impregnated Bone Nut and Stainless-Steel FretsThe oil-impregnated bone nut provides excellent tuning stability and warm rich resonance. Stainless-steel frets foster corrosion resistance. The wide and tall jumbo fret type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords, and clear tone when playing single notes.Ergonomic Body-Back ContourA shallow body back contour and a big forearm contour allow the guitar to 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 PickupsSeymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups feature a moderate output through Alnico 5 magnets to preserve the clarity of the fundamental tone when using a distortion sound. These pickups also 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 Switching System with Alter Switchdyna-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.Gotoh T1802 Synchronized BridgeThe T1802 tremolo bridge features machined titanium saddles and a machined tremolo block for a quick response and a rich, thick tone throughout the frequency spectrum. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. Its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.General Features
- Neck Type: AZ Oval C S-TECH WOOD roasted maple
- Body: Alder body
- Fingerboard: S-TECH WOOD roasted maple fingerboard with black dot inlay
- Frets: Jumbo stainless-steel frets
- Bridge: Gotoh T1802 tremolo bridge
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (single coil, passive/alnico)
- Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (single coil, passive/alnico)
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (humbucker, passive/alnico)
- dyna-MIX 9 Switching System with Alter Switch
- Nut: Oil-impregnated bone
- Hardware color: Chrome
- Tuners: Gotoh MAGNUM LOCK machine heads with H.A.P.
- Scale: 25.5" / 648.0mm
- Width at Nut: 1.7" / 42.0mm
- Width at 24th Fret: 2.2" / 56.4mm
- Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.8" / 20.5mm
- Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.9" / 22.5.mm
- Radius: 12.0" / 305.0 mm
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