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Ibanez AZ2202A TFB Prestige Electric Guitar Tri Fade Burst w/ Case

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At Ibanez, we have always made it a point to study and understand how guitar playing evolves and progresses with music trends over time. Currently, we are seeing an explosion of young contemporary guitarists pushing their playing techniques into exciting new directions. We are viewing this trend as the beginning of a third phase of guitar playing. All of us at Ibanez challenge ourselves as guitar designers to step up and answer the needs of this third phase. We found that, in order to fully grasp the expanding range of musical expression created, we must consider the guitar not just as an isolated device, but as an extension of the guitarist’s body. If we were to give this phenomenon a name, it would be “Synchronizing Guitars and Players.” In launching the AZ series, our aim was not to merely create a completely new guitar model, but to sculpt a great guitar that can foster the potential of the modern ‘third phase’ while maintaining traditional elements. Even though Ibanez is thought of as a modern guitar brand, we have decades of accumulated knowledge and a history of pushing the boundaries. The AZ series carries with it all of the hallmarks of these tried and tested Ibanez qualities: the smooth oval neck grip, the well-balanced asymmetrical body shape, and a neck heel that allows unrivaled playability. It also features details such as a new tremolo bridge, as well as new pickups developed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan®. All of these elements help the AZ push the existing boundaries of playability and sound even further. We always strive to make our guitars with the finest materials and parts, yet we know that collecting new parts and materials alone do not make a great guitar. Rather, exquisite guitars are made through the processes of examining, testing, understanding, then finally synchronizing these materials together. The harmonic balance between bridge and pickups, nut and machine heads, neck and fret material, all work together in order to help guitarists create their desired sound. From A to Z, there is no aspect of guitar making that we ever overlook. This tradition has been passed down masterfully to the AZ series. At first glance, the AZ series may seem like an enigma to some. The magic of this new series is not something that may be apparent by just visual observation. The magic, however, does become instantly apparent once an AZ model is played. The AZ series represents the future of guitar playing and we welcome you to play one and see for yourself. AZ Modern Oval C S-TECH WOOD roasted maple 1pc neck S-TECH treated Maple was used for the AZ’s neck construction, a first. Its nitrogen-heating-treatment 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 and 22.5mm at the 12th fret was the optimal neck thickness for this process. The neck was then sealed with an oil finish, making it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck. Neck Grip In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge was finished with a smooth curve that extends from the border between the fretboard and the neck to the surface of the fretboard. The detailed neck shape was precisely carved using a ball mill for ultimate consistency. The width measurements of the fretboard are at 42mm at the nut and 57mm 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 The AZ's shallow back body contour and big forearm contour lets the guitar's 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 Hyperion™ pickups for the AZ were 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 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. The metal covers on the pickups display a classic look and create a sweet and warm tone in combinaton with the 22-fret neck and Ash body. dyna-MIX 10 w/Alter switch The Dyna-MIX offers ten sound variations, and can easily switch from humbucker and single coil modes with just a flick of the mini switch. The Power Tap mode provides a realistic single coil sound despite its two humbucker pickup layout. Ibanez T1802 Tremolo Bridge (made by GOTOH® ) The new T1802 bridge, a collaboration between GOTOH® and Ibanez, features machined titanium saddles and a machined steel tremolo block for a quick response, thick lows and rich highs. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings, including techniques 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 enables fine torque adjustment without any tools. The 2-point floating tremolo system allows for a super smooth tremolo motion when either raising or lowering the pitch. GOTOH H.A.P® 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.

At Ibanez, we have always made it a point to study and understand how guitar playing evolves and progresses with music trends over time. Currently, we are seeing an explosion of young contemporary guitarists pushing their playing techniques into exciting new directions.

Specifications

  • 6 String Electric Guitar - Hardshell case included (M20AZ)
  • Ash body in a Gloss Finish
  • AZ Oval C Neck Type. S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck with Oilfinish - Bolt-on neck joint
  • Height - 113cm
  • Width - 42.8cm
  • Length - 14.7cm
  • Weight - 10.4kg
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    Warranty

    1 Year Warranty

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    Exciting news from Belfield Music! We are now offering a 25-Point Guitar Health Checkfor all guitar enthusiasts. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, this service is designed to ensure that your guitar is in top shape and performing at its best, so that it’s ready to play “straight out of the box”.Here's what you can expect from Belfield Music's 25-Point Guitar Health Check:

    1. Inspection and Evaluation: Our skilled technician will thoroughly inspect your guitar, examining all its components, including the neck, body, electronics, and hardware. They will identify any potential issues or areas that may need attention.
    2. Adjustment and Maintenance: Based on the evaluation, the technician will perform necessary adjustments to optimize the guitar's playability and performance. This may include adjusting the truss rod, bridge, nut, and saddle, replacing rusting strings, as well tightening any loose hardware.
    3. Cleaning and Conditioning: Your guitar will receive a thorough cleaning to remove any grime and residue.

    The 25-Point Guitar Health Checkis an excellent opportunity to ensure your guitar is in optimal condition, even if you don't require a full setup. A thorough guitar check-up can help prevent potential issues, prolong the life of your instrument, and maintain its best possible performance.

    25-Point Guitar Health Check includes:

    Fit & Finish

    • Inspect body for noticeable marks/defects/tarnish
    • Inspect pickguard and cover plates
    • Inspect side dots
    • Inspect neck pocket for possible cracks
    • Inspect neck for marks/defects
    • Inspect nut finish
    • Inspect strings for corrosion
    • Machine head alignment
    • Tighten strap buttons if necessary

    Setup

    • Check for buzzing
    • Truss rod relief
    • Nut slot height
    • Action acceptable
    • Frets level
    • Instrument feels comfortable to play
    • Fret ends
    • Floyd Rose/Ever-tune tuning if applicable

    Electronics

    • Check for loose parts (output jack, knobs, screws)
    • Check output
    • Check all knobs and switches are operational
    • Check grounding
    • Inspect sound for any abnormal noises
    • Pickup height

    Finishing

    • Thorough clean and wipe-down
    • Wrap and pack