The Ibanez AZ Essentials electric guitar is designed to bring tone, versatility and playability to a wide array of beginner and intermediate players. Built with a maple neck for bright tone, a jatoba fretboard for a rich midrange and a poplar body for balance and thickness, the AZ Essentials electric does all of the work while you relax and just play. A trio of Essentials single-coil pickups provide plenty of sonic versatility, so that guitar players can enjoy various styles of music with just one instrument. Plus, the dyna-MIX 8 switching system offers eight sound variations and can switch between humbucker and single-coil modes with just a flick of the mini switch. It even simulates a humbucking sound from the combination of two single-coil pickups. A F106 bridge is equipped with newly developed comfort round steel saddles for a wider range of height adjustment and ease of set up. AZ Essentials electric guitars are also equipped with series-specific features such as a Mono-unit output jack, a 250 mm fingerboard radius and Comfort round bridge saddles—all designed to make the beginner’s learning process a streamlined, enjoyable and fun experience.