From its classic aesthetics to its excellent playability and deluxe appointments, the Ibanez AZ42P1 is a sophisticated entry into the Ibanez AZ lineup. It features a comfortable roasted maple neck and fingerboard for a hearty tone with plenty of snap, along with a sonically balanced basswood body. Two Seymour Duncan pickups in an HH configuration have a vintage vibe with modern clarity, perfect for chunky power chords, slow-hand-inspired leads, or virtuosic soloing. Guitarists at Music Experience enjoy the AZ42P1 for its versatility — it's a true Swiss Army knife guitar that excels in any genre or playing style. Once you pick up this guitar, you'll never want to set it downs.
The AZ42P1’s roasted maple neck was subjected to Ibanez’s S-tech wood nitrogen-heating treatment, which increases its stability, durability, water resistance, and tolerance to temperature changes. The neck is then sealed with oil, resulting in a well-played feel. 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 playing up high.
Developed in collaboration with Gotoh, the AZ42P1’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.
The Ibanez AZ42P1’s Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups are among the most balanced-sounding we’ve heard here at Music Experience. Laid out in an HH 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-MIX10 switching system provides nine different pickup combinations via a mini-toggle and 5-way blade switch. Whatever tone you’re hearing in your head, the AZ42P1 can achieve it.
Taking adaptability to new extremes, the AZ series has established itself and carved out a place that spans everything from the warmest blues licks, to the most intense, shred-heavy metal riffs. Carrying this ethos forward, the AZ line embodies time-tested Ibanez innovation and player-focused features like a smooth, oval neck grip, a well-balanced asymmetrical body shape, and the neck heel allowing for unrivaled playability.
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Rosewood provides a well-balanced solid tone with a focused mid range.
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
Heat-treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes.
The T1502 tremolo bridge features steel saddles and a die-cast zinc tremolo block for a quick response and improved articulation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings and its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
The dyna-MIX 10 offers ten sound variations and can easily switch from humbucker and single coil modes with the mini switch. The power Tap mode provides a realistic single coil sound despite its two humbucker pickup layout.
Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ Pickups feature a moderate output through Alnico-5 magnets to keep the clarity of the fundamental tone when using a distortion sound, and to deliver a clear pick attack. From treble to bass, the overall tonal balance is evenly adjusted., and works well with various effect pedals.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
AZ Oval C
|Fingerboard Inlay||Mother-of-Pearl Dots|
|Number of Frets||24, Jumbo Stainless Steel|
|Nut Material||Graph Tech NuBone|
Gotoh T1502 Tremolo
|Tuners||Gotoh MG-T Locking|
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Humbucker
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Humbucker
1 x master volume, 1 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch, 1 x Alter mini-switch (Dyna-MIX10 switching system)
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
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