The Ibanez AZ lineup of guitars draws on the historic elements of the Strat-style body and combines them with time-tested Ibanez build elements centered around stability, speed, and comfort. In addition to their own robust history, Ibanez also looks to the greater guitar landscape in pursuit of knowledge and new creative arenas. Roasted maple necks, jumbo stainless-steel frets, and Gotoh® tremolo bridges are standard issue with the Ibanez AZ. Their Seymour Duncan® pickups provide a balanced tone throughout the frequency spectrum, maintain a focused core sound even at high levels of distortion, deliver clean articulation, and play very well when combined with an effect pedal setup. Looking for a modernized remix of the popular single-cut design? The Ibanez AZS models maintain the core elements of the AZ, while adding a fresh mix of pickup options that can also showcase tones with a clear, full, and crisp twang. Extra touches include a hybrid body design, stylish and easy-access control plate, and a metal mounting plate for the bridge pickup.