The Ibanez AZ242BC is a masterpiece of Japanese craftsmanship. Featuring decades of tested and true innovation from Ibanez, this model offers smooth, comfortable playability, excellent tonal response and sturdy, practical craftsmanship to keep you performing for longer.
The basswood body provides a fantastic tone with emphasis on crisp, rich mids and sustaining them, while also being a low weight wood for extended practise sessions or performances. The Bocote top and Roasted Maple neck add some warmth and brightness to the overall sound, as well as the expected fast attack and snappy response of premium tonewood. The oil finish provides some protection from changes in temperature and water damage, while making the neck feel like a well played guitar for smooth movement all across the 24 fret double octave fretboard.
With the AZ242BC, Ibanez builds upon their aim to provide excellent quality guitars that are fun and comfortable to use. The contoured back offers comfort whether standing or sitting, and an Oval C shape neck with all access neck heel make hitting those absolute top end frets a breeze. Jumbo Stainless Steel frets are highly durable, maintain clear note sound, and well sustained chords that articulate smoothly. Luminescent side dot inlays are in place to assist with fret location during poorly lit performances.
As for tech, the AZ242BC features Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups, arranged in a dual hum-bucker configuration. These powerful pickups are designed to work particularly well with overdrive effects, helping maintain initial tone and clarity. The dyna-MIX10 switching system offers 10 different sound variations, with the alter switch for smooth transforming between hum-bucker and realistic sounding single coil modes for a wide variety of tone shaping options. The Gotoh T1502 bridge with easy snap in tremolo bar ensures consistent intonation and pitch stability, plus a smaller 10.5mm string spacing allows quick hybrid picking between strings. Not to be forgotten, the Graphtech TUSQ XL nut works in conjunction with the Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners to maintain string tuning, and snag free performing. Each component of the AZ series has been selected for it's durability and consistency of quality over the long term.
This beautiful instrument is a dream to play, with huge scope for achieving phenomenal tone that can be tailored to your style. An excellent pickup for any guitarist!
- AZ Roasted Maple neck
- Bocote top with American Basswood body
- Roasted Maple fretboard with Black dot inlay and Luminescent side dot inlay
- jumbo Stainless Steel frets
- Gotoh T1502 Tremolo bridge
- Seymour Duncan Hyperion Hum-bucker pickups (Passive/Alnico)
- Graphtech TUSQ XL nut
- Dyna-MIX10 switching system with Alter switch
- Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners with height adjustable post
- Chrome hardware
- Soft case included