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AZ Essentials (English Subtitle) /Ibanez AZES


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The Ibanez AZES40 electric guitar brings the celebrated AZ series' tone, versatility and playability to beginner and intermediate guitarists. This stylish Ibanez features versatile Essentials single-coil and Accord humbucker pickups, along with the advanced dyna-MIX9 switching system for tonal variety. Its smooth maple neck, jatoba fingerboard and lightweight poplar body offer superior comfort, while the T106 tremolo bridge provides expressive control for players of any genre.

Ibanez AZES40 Electric Guitar

Player-Focused Design Optimized for Beginners

From its smooth neck and narrow 1.654" nut to its lightweight poplar body, the AZES40 provides exceptional playing comfort for beginners and intermediates alike. The contoured body with deep cutaway grants easy access to higher frets while reducing fatigue, and other player-friendly enhancements, like the Comfort round bridge saddles, make the instrument highly accessible. Everything about the Ibanez AZES40 aims to make playing guitar a fun and inspiring experience.

Ibanez AZES40 Pickups

Versatile Pickups for Diverse Tones

The AZES40 is equipped with Ibanez Essentials single coils in the neck and middle positions, producing balanced tone with crisp articulation. The Accord humbucker in the bridge pumps out focused low end and singing highs, with enough output to take on heavier styles of music. Together with the dyna-MIX9 switching system, you can access nine distinct sounds, from glassy strums to fat leads. The dedicated Alter Switch lets you toggle between single-coil and humbucking modes for expanded tonal options. Finding your voice is effortless with the impressive sonic flexibility of the AZ Standard.

Ibanez AZES40 Neck and Playability

Elite Playability for Every Skill Level

The Ibanez AZES40 boasts a 25" scale length adapted to beginning players and those with smaller hands, shortening the distance between frets for easier access to notes. Its 10" fretboard radius is a solid middle ground between very round and very flat necks, offering equally comfortable chording and single-note playability. Overall, the AZ Standard is an approachable instrument beginners can hone their skills on, but it's also a guitar intermediate and advanced players can create with as well—in look, feel and features, the AZES40 has universal appeal.

Ibanez AZES40 Bridge

Dynamic T106 Tremolo Bridge Adds Expressiveness

For increased expressiveness and control, the AZES40 features an Ibanez T106 tremolo bridge. The sturdy, six-saddle construction provides excellent tuning stability and intonation accuracy, while allowing you to add vibrato, dive bombs, wavering chords and other dramatic techniques to your playing. The wider height adjustment range and recessed mounting screws also prevent interference with your strumming hand. Unlock your creativity with the musical inspiration of the Ibanez AZES40 electric.

It delivers the legendary AZ tone and playability in a thoughtfully crafted instrument. Players of all levels will appreciate its versatile sound, playing comfort and inspiring performance capabilities. Take an Ibanez AZES40 for a test jam at your local Guitar Center today.

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  • Maple neck
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Poplar body
  • Essentials/Accord S-S-H pickups
  • T106 tremolo with Comfort round steel saddles
  • dyna-MIX9 switching system with alter switch

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  • Body wood: Poplar
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: Jatoba
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Middle: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Country of Origin: Indonesia

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