**This is a pre-order. The current ETA is May, but to leave some buffer in there for any manufacturing or delivery delays we're estimating a June ship date. A deposit of $500 reserves the guitar for you! You’ll pay the rest when we receive the guitar in the shop and she’s ready to ship to you.**
dyna-MIX5 switching system with Alter Switch - The dyna-MIX5 switching system with Alter Switch adds a sound variation to fit so many different kinds of playing style.
Steel pickup plate - This steel pickup plate is designed exclusively for AZS series. It’s a critical component that helps generate that quintessential ”Twangy” tone, for which this style guitar is known. This plate is present on both the tremolo and hardtail versions of the AZS, something that is not typical for guitars of this type. This plate, in combination with the traditional style single coil bridge pickup, preserves this iconic sound across the entire AZS lineup.
Seymour Duncan® Magic Touch-mini™ / Alnico II Pro™ Custom pickups - The Magic Touch-mini™ pickup in the neck position offers iconic tonal clarity for which this style of guitar is known, yet with extra body and articulation. The output level is also carefully configured to perfectly match the bridge pickup. The Alnico II Pro™ Custom pickup in bridge position offers up an ample supply of clarity and twang, while also delivering a nice mid-range bark.
Gotoh®/Ibanez co-designed "In-Tune" saddles - These saddles are equipped with grooves which actively prevent each string from slipping to the side. The saddles also feature rounded edges and deeper grooves on 1st and 6th strings, which means much less saddle tilting is required to adjust the string height, and equal string spacing is more easily achieved. Additionally, the saddles are designed with pre-calculated “intonation points” where the string touches the saddle, allowing each string to have and maintain precise intonation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. The saddles themselves are made of titanium for maximum tonal clarity.
Gotoh® F1803 bridge - The Gotoh® F1803 bridge improves sustain and tuning stability.
Control plate specially designed for AZS series - This control plate is curved for easier access to all the knobs and switches, without sacrificing its traditional appearance.
Oil-impregnated Bone nut /Stainless Steel Frets - The Oil-impregnated bone nut provides superior tuning stability and warm rich resonance. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay - S-TECH special roasted treatment provides a superior attack and a well-balanced tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
AZ Oval C S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck - S-TECH special 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.
Super All Access Neck Joint - The Super All Access Neck Joint increases playability and allows for easy access to the higher frets.
Gotoh® Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P.(Height Adjustable Post) - 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.
Luminlay side dot inlays - The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
Condition: This is a brand new Prestige AZS2209H in Prussian Blue Metallic. It comes equipped with our Pro-Tech setup and Ibanez’s warranty. Drop Dee Guitars is an authorized dealer of Ibanez Guitars.
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!