The Ibanez Premium AZ224F-BTB Brown Topaz Burst is the perfect tool for the modern guitarist who is looking for a first-class electric guitar for the implementation of the most virtuosic playing techniques in the rock, fusion and jazz context. In addition to the Linde body with its chic curly maple top, a neck made of roasted maple is part of the equipment, which convinces with unimpeded playability, while specially developed Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups with dyna-MIX9 circuitry ensure versatile sounds with lively articulation. The Ibanez AZ224F also features a Gotoh T1502 tremolo and Gotoh H.A.P. Magnum Lock tuners.
For the ergonomically designed body of the Ibanez AZ224F, Ibanez selects American lime and a top made of intensively drawn curly maple, whereby wide cutaways and the “Super All Access Neck Joint” make even the highest positions easily accessible. The absolute highlight of the Ibanez AZ224, however, is undoubtedly the screwed neck made of roasted maple. Due to the thermal treatment in a vacuum, the maple used gains resonance and becomes insensitive to climate changes. The medium-strong “AZ” profile lies comfortably in the hand, so that even the most complex song can easily get out of your fingers between the 22 stainless steel jumbo frets. Fluorescent side dots allow optimal orientation even on the darkest stages.
For an optimal sound conversion nobody less than Seymour Duncan contributes the pickups of the Ibanez AZ224F. The two Seymour Duncan Hyperion single coils in neck and middle position and the Seymour Duncan Hyperion humbucker placed on the bridge convince with a moderately increased output and a balanced reproduction of all frequencies, so that in connection with the lively dynamics expressive electric guitar playing is optimally supported. The pickups are selected in familiar combinations using the 5-way blade switch, whereby additional options can be called up thanks to the dyna-MIX9 circuit. After the “Alter” switch is actuated, not only the serial connection of both single coils is available, but also the simultaneous operation of all pickups.
Last but not least, the Ibanez Prestige AZ224F-BTB Brown Topaz Burst convinces with first-class hardware equipment. The bridge is the Gotoh T1502 Tremolo, specially developed for Ibanez Premium AZ series, which is equipped with stainless steel string riders to enhance the sound. With string spacings of 10.5 mm, it also supports the optimum stop technique. The strings are also guided to the Gotoh Magnum Lock H.A.P. tuners on the headstock via a GraphTech saddle, whose height-adjustable winding axes guarantee optimum string pressure.