If you're looking for a tone machine, prepare to have your mind blown. The Ibanez AZ224FBTB Electric Guitar Brown Topaz Burst W/Case is a tone factory that is manned with tone-crafting specialists that have been specifically head-hunted from far and wide. This guitar offers extreme clarity in high-gain settings thanks to the Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups, which can be combined in 9 different ways with the dyna-MIX 9 switching system. And if having all of the tones in the world isn't enough for you, this beauty is capped with a gorgeous brown topaz burst finish, that gives it that extra burst of brown topaz. The AZ224F's American basswood body exhibits a warm growl with incredible midrange definition. The AZ224F's asymmetrical body shape offers a balanced feel, while its contoured neck heel allows unmatched upper fret access. And if you're feeling unstable there's no need to worry; the stability provided by the roasted maple neck and fingerboard is unrivalled, while its Gotoh T1502 tremolo allows bending, twisting, and dive-bombing with perfect intonation. And just as a final touch of decadence, the Ibanez AZ224FBTB features Gotoh locking tuners and a Graph Tech TUSQ nut.

The AZ224F's roasted maple neck offers increased stability, durability, water resistance, and tolerance to temperature changes. And it's supremely comfortable — its fingerboard edge was finished with a smooth curve that extends through the border between the fingerboard and the neck to the fingerboard itself. Beyond that, this guitar's AZ Oval C-shaped neck fills your hand nicely at the lower frets, while providing a more modern feel when you're playing up high. Luminescent side dots give you a great point of reference on dark stages.

The Ibanez AZ224F's Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups are amongst the most balanced-sounding we've heard here at Sweetwater. Laid out in an HSS configuration, these pickups yield a moderate output and sport Alnico V magnets, which preserve the clarity of your fundamental tone in high-gain situations. You'll also benefit from a dynamic and clear pick attack. Beyond that, Ibanez's dyna-MIX 9 switching system provides 9 different pickup combinations via a mini toggle and 5-way blade switch. Whatever tone you're hearing in your head, the AZ224F can achieve it.

Developed in collaboration with Gotoh, the AZ224F's T1502 allows for effortless string skipping and hybrid picking, thanks to narrow string spacing. Loading the guitar's tremolo arm is a breeze, by virtue of the T1502's snap and hold socket, and its arm torque adjuster allows for fine adjustments without any tools. The T1502's stud lock screws lock the stud bolts in place, enhancing the instrument's resonance and providing excellent tuning stability. Beyond that, the T1502's 2-point floating tremolo system achieves an astoundingly smooth tremolo motion in either direction.

Features

  • Gorgeous flamed maple-capped American basswood body exhibits a warm growl with incredible midrange definition
  • Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups preserve your clarity in high-gain situations
  • dyna-MIX 9 switching system provides 9 different pickup combinations
  • Roasted maple neck and fingerboard offer stability and durability
  • AZ Oval C neck profile fills your hand nicely down low while providing a more modern feel up high
  • Luminescent side dots give you a great point of reference on dark stages
  • Gotoh T1502 tremolo provides excellent tuning stability

Specs

  • Body Type:Solidbody
  • Body Shape:AZ Premium
  • Body Material:American Basswood
  • Top Material:Flamed Maple
  • Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
  • Color:Brown Topaz Burst
  • Neck Material:Roasted Maple
  • Neck Shape:Oval C
  • Radius:12"
  • Fingerboard Material:Roasted Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Black Dots
  • Number of Frets:24, Jumbo, Premium Fret Edge Treatment
  • Scale Length:25.5"
  • Nut Width:1.653"
  • Nut Material:GraphTech Tusq
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:Gotoh T1502 Tremolo
  • Tuners:Gotoh Magnum Locking, Height Adjust Posts
  • Neck Pickup:Duncan Hyperion Single-coil
  • Middle Pickup:Duncan Hyperion Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup:Duncan Hyperion Humbucker
  • Controls:1 x master volume, 1 x tone, 1 x Alter mini-switch (Dyna-MIX9 switching system), 5-way blade pickup switch
  • Case Included:Hardshell Case