The AZ242F is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It was produced in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.
The AZ242F features a flamed maple top on an American basswood body bolted to a roasted maple neck with a roasted maple fingerboard with 24 stainless steel frets, black dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include a pair of Seymour Duncan Hyperion humbucking pickups, a Gotoh T1502 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut, Sure-Grip III knobs, and Gotoh locking tuning machines with height-adjustable posts.
The AZ242F employs a dyna-MIX10 switching system with an "Alter switch" toggle which allows the user to access ten distinct tones. The Alter switch appears to tap one coil of the humbucker (as opposed to a traditional coil-split which disables one coil completely) to achieve a sound similar to a single coil without the drop in output which typically accompanies a coil split.
The AZ242F was discontinued after 2019 in all markets except Japan. It was discontinued completely after 2020.
Condition: This is a USED Premium AZ242F in Tequila Sunrise Gradation. Overall, the guitar is in very good condition, minus a couple of heavier scratches on the top of the body and side (see photos). Purely cosmetic. Everything else works as it should! It comes equipped with our Pro-Tech setup.
Pro-Tech Setup: Our Pro-Tech setup makes your guitar ready to rock straight out of the box. Here’s how..
- Make any adjustments so the neck is straight to avoid any fret buzzing and for comfort
- Check the nut and nut slots for any adjustments/filing to prevent any tuning issues, as well as for comfort at the lower frets
- Make any adjustments to the bridge/tremolo system so it’s in the proper position for tuning stability
- Set the action to a height that feels comfortable for each guitar
Set the intonation so you’re in tune everywhere on the neck
All of these steps will make your brand new guitar feel as comfortable as ever and ready to play straight out of the box!