As part of its 2021 lineup rollout, Ibanez has unveiled its new AZ2204N electric guitar.
The first AZ series model with a rosewood fingerboard and tortoiseshell scratchplate, the AZ2204N also sports an alder body, an AZ Oval C S-Tech Wood roasted maple neck, and chrome hardware.
Also new for the AZ series are the AZ2204N's newly-designed Seymour Duncan Fortuna pickups, which Ibanez says are underwound relative to the original Hyperion pickups, and feature a more scooped mid-range.
New to the AZ series as well is a Gotoh T1702 tremolo bridge, a non-recessed bridge cavity, and a 228mm to 305mm compound radius.
Though no release date for the guitar has been announced yet, it will be sold – in Prussian Blue, Antique White, and Black finishes, and with a hardshell case included – for $1,999.
For more info on the guitar, stop by ibanez.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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