Ibanez has decades of accumulated knowledge and has been at the forefront of the evolution of guitar-making for a long time. From A to Z, the AZ series carries with it all of the hallmarks of these tried and tested Ibanez qualities: the smooth oval neck grip, the well-balanced asymmetrical body shape, and a neck heel that allows unrivaled playability.
The Ibanez Premium AZ226 features an American Basswood body. The AZ226's ergonomic body back contour and big forearm contour lets the guitar's body fit the player naturally, thus increasing playing comfort. A gig bag is included.
Ibanez Premium AZ226 Electric Guitar Features
Ibanez Premium Series Instrument
A true professional guitar at a mid-level price point, the Ibanez Premium line is designed and built to inspire. Extra time and care go into crafting a guitar with a stunning appearance and rich sound that’s both commanding in performance and fun to play!
Roasted Maple Neck and comfortable AZ-style body
The AZ226 has a Roasted Maple neck was heat-treated to increase the wood‘s stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The Roasted Maple fretboard was also heat-treated to help it provide a well-balanced note attack and tone with rich sustain. The AZ body has a deep waist and different radii on each body edge curve, making it easier to play in both standing or sitting positions.
Neck Grip and Feel
In order to achieve the ultimate neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge was finished with a smooth curve. The Super All Access Neck Joint increases playability and eases access to the highest frets. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance and the wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response and good articulation when playing chords and a clear tone while playing single notes. The Ibanez Premium AZ226 is equipped with luminescent side dot position marks, making it easy for players to see fretboard position marks while performing on dark stages.
SSH Pickup Configuration featuring Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups
Designed specifically for the Ibanez AZ series guitars, the Seymour Duncan Hyperions are moderate output pickups through Alnico-5 magnets. This keeps the clarity of your fundamentals and pick attacks even when you power up the distortion. The single-coils bring out the juicy warmth and the humbuckers can echo those sentiments, while still being able to shift into some screaming, high-gain territory with ease. The final result? Wonderful tonal balance and stylistic versatility, even where you’re engaging a fully-loaded effects pedal setup.
Dyna-MIX 9 switching system
Offers nine sound variations. One Dyna-MIX 9 mode is even able to simulate a humbucker sound from the combination of the 2 single coil pickups.
T1502 tremolo bridge
Developed in collaboration with GOTOH, the T1502 features steel saddles for a quick response and improved articulation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings, enabling techniques such as string skipping and hybrid picking.
Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
The Ibanez Premium AZ226 also features Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads, which have an established reputation for tuning stability.
With the Ibanez Premium AZ226 guitar in hand, you can set out to achieve your zenith!