Welcoming yet another expansion to the highly successful AZ series, Ibanez is proud to introduce the AZES or AZ Essentials line. The philosophy behind this series is to bring the tone, versatility and playability of this celebrated lineup to a wider array of beginner and intermediate players. AZ Essentials guitars are equipped with series-specific features such as a mono-unit output jack, a 9.84" fingerboard radius, and Comfort round bridge saddles, all designed to make the beginner's learning process a streamlined, enjoyable and fun experience.
- Maple neck
- Jatoba fretboard
- Medium frets
- Poplar body
- Essentials S-S-S pickups
- Ibanez machine heads with split shaft
- F106 bridge with Comfort round steel saddles
- Dyna-Mix 8 switching system with Alter switch
- 25" scale
- 9.84" fretboard radius
- Mono-unit output jack
- All Access neck joint
25-inch scale length
AZES guitars feature a 25" scale length, which makes for an easier playing instrument for children and players of smaller stature. A 25" medium scale is also large enough that the player can continue to grow with the instrument as they mature as a guitarist.
Maple neck with All Access neck joint
The maple neck provides stability and bright tonal character. The All Access Neck Joint offers superior playability at the high frets.
9.84" radius jatoba fretboard with medium frets
The 9.84" fretboard radius is not too flat, not too round and makes for an excellent choice for the first-time player. This radius is a great middle ground that allows for learning to play each note correctly, while still maintaining a high degree of comfort. Jatoba has a reddish brown color and produces a rich midrange with a crisp high end. Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
Poplar used as a body wood delivers a well-balanced tone with incredible thickness.
Essentials S-S-S pickups
Essentials pickups provide well-balanced tone and as well as versatility, so that guitar players can enjoy various styles of music with just one instrument.
Ibanez machine heads with split shaft
The die-cast housing offers protection from dust and ease of tuning and the split shaft makes it easy to change the strings.
F106 bridge with Comfort round steel saddles
The F106 bridge is equipped with Comfort round steel saddles. Its construction provides a wider range of height adjustment and greater ease of setting up. Additionally, the screws are less likely to stick out, leading to less stress on your strumming hand and better playing comfort.
Dyna Mix 8 switching system with Alter switch
Dyna-Mix 8 offers eight sound variations and can switch modes with just a flick of the mini switch. It even simulates a humbucking sound from the combination of two single coil pickups.
Mono-unit output jack
The mono-unit output jack is made of solid, durable material and is a single piece to avoid unwanted movement and loosening of the jack, which leads to contact failure or disconnection. This innovation allows for long-term playing enjoyment and minimal maintenance.
|Electric Body Style
|Included From Manufacturer
|D'Addario EXL110 strings (.010–.046 gauges)
|Product Unique Features
All Access neck joint
Comfort round steel bridge saddles
Ibanez machine heads with split shaft
White dot inlays
|Right Left Handed
|Vib Trem Bridge
|F106 bridge with Comfort round steel saddles
| Volume knob
| Gloss polyurethane
|Number of Frets
| 5-way lever switch
Alter switch for coil tapping
|Essentials single-coil pickups
Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses Limited Warranty
Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses sold in the United States are warranted by Hoshino USA. Please note that this information is only for Ibanez electric guitars and basses sold by authorized dealers in the United States.
Please return your completed Ibanez Warranty Card within 10 days of purchase to ensure proper owner registration of your guitar. This Ibanez Electric guitar ('Instrument') is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship to the original owner, subject to all the following terms and conditions.
The Warranty provided herein is for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original retail purchase.
This Warranty is given by Hoshino (U.S.A.) Inc., 1726 Winchester Rd., Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 ('Hoshino') only to the original purchaser of this Instrument. Hoshino will repair or replace any part or parts of the Instrument which may prove defective under normal use and service during the one(1) year Warranty Time Period stated above (which Hoshino’s examination shall disclose to its satisfaction to be thus defective. This Warranty does not apply unless you provide a copy of your original sales receipt.
This Warranty does not cover: (a) any non-factory-installed electrical/electronic components or tuning hardware; (b) damage or defects due to alteration, misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, extremes of temperature or humidity or abnormal strain; (c) accidental or intentional damage; (d) damage in shipping; (e) the repair or replacement of expendable maintenance items including, but not limited to, strings, tuning machines, or scratched pickguards; (f) normal fret wear; (g) plating on metal parts; (h) cracking or other damage to the finish; (i) any damage from accessories (synthetic straps, etc.); (j) an Instrument whose serial number has been defaced; (k) tonal characteristics (tone is a subjective matter and is not warranted); or (l) any Instrument purchased from other than an authorized Ibanez dealer.
To obtain warranty service, the Instrument must be returned to Hoshino at its address listed above through an authorized Ibanez dealer. A return authorization number, to be obtained from Hoshino Customer Service Department, must be written in a conspicuous place on the outside of the return shipping carton or the return will be refused. When returning the Instrument for service under this Warranty, a copy of the sales receipt establishing proof and time of purchase must be sent along with the instrument. All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.
You must maintain this instrument, without alteration, negligent use, misuse or abuse. All service of this Instrument must be performed by Hoshino. Any service performed on this instrument by other than Hoshino, or not specifically authorized by Hoshino, will terminate this Warranty.
Hoshino’s sole and exclusive responsibility shall be as provided under this Warranty and, under no circumstances shall Hoshino be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. This limited warranty is your exclusive remedy and is made in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied; all implied warranties, including, without limitation, any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby expressly limited in duration to the duration of this written warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. No person, whether or not an agent, is authorized to make or assume any obligations other than those stated in this warranty.
Save your receipt! Ibanez cannot perform any Warranty Service without a copy of your original sales receipt. The registration of this Ibanez Guitar is important as it will allow Hoshino to keep you apprised of any improvements and / or upgrades made after your purchase.