#3 of 50 Custom Shop Built 50th Anniversary Guitars!
The Ibanez LA Custom Shop team designed this AZ with two primary themes in mind. First, this guitar was conceptualized as an American Master series AZ from the early ‘90s. At the center of its design is neck-thru construction featuring a 3pc Maple / Purpleheart neck and center block. It features a Super All-Access style neck joint, and the neck-thru build affords unrestricted access to the entire range of the instrument. The secondary theme is a finish and wood combination that evokes images of classically inspired designs of the past. The look is achieved by using a Matte Tobacco Burst finish over Flamed Maple and uncolored edges creating the look of Flame Maple binding. The back features a slightly transparent Tobacco finish, leaving just enough of the woods visible to truly appreciate the sophistication of the build. This guitar’s appearance also gives off a slightly golden hue and since it was built in the style of an American Master series guitar, the team felt a name combining both points made sense, therefore, the Golden Eagle now flies.
- Swamp ash body with 1/4" flamed maple top
- 3 piece maple/purple heart neck
- Luminlay fluorescent side dots
- Seymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups
- Gotoh T1802 tremolo system
- Gotoh locking tuners
- Hardshell case & certificate of authenticity
The optimal Ibanez neck-thru
Unique even among this startling collection, this instrument is one of only four neck-thru AZ’s currently in production. The LA Custom Shop believed that by combining a neck-thru design with an already very comfortable Super All Access neck joint, they would create an instrument with unrivaled comfort and higher fret access; they were 100% right!
Inherently vintage vibes
The AZ has always been a modern take on a classic design, but this Matte Tobacco Burst brilliantly highlights the vintage theme and ties it in with the contemporary and intuitive styling of the AZ. With its unmistakable custom elements and understated vintage appeal, this AZ is sure to appeal to fans of a quintessential throwback guitar.
Letting it shine through
The back was intentionally left slightly transparent so that the neck-thru build style would remain visible, and the intricacies of the construction employed on this extraordinary AZ could be fully appreciated. This effect also ties in nicely with the smoky appearance of the Tobacco Burst on the front of the guitar.
|Electric Body Style
|Included From Manufacturer
Certificate of Authenticity
|Product Unique Features
Luminlay side dots
Mother of Pearl inlays
|Right Left Handed
|Vib Trem Bridge
|Swamp Ash with 1/4" Flamed Maple Top
|Tobacco Burst Matte
|Number of Frets
|5-way Pickup Selector, Alter Switch
|Seymour Duncan Hyperion
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.