Fans of the original AZ will immediately appreciate the neck, which maintains the same oval c shape and 12” radius, delivering smooth ergonomic comfort and quick, agile playability. Consistency of tone is another critical aspect of the AZS. Within the series are tremolo and hardtail designs, but unlike other tremolo versions in this body style, both AZS models utilize a metal mounting plate for the bridge pickup preserving the quintessential clear, fat, and twangy tones for which this type of guitar is known.
- Stock #742
- 8 lbs
- neck type – AZ Oval CS-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
- top/back/body – Quilted Maple topAlder body
- fretboard – S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboardAbalone dot inlay
- fret – Jumbo Stainless Steel fretsPrestige fret edge treatment
- number of frets – 22
- bridge – Gotoh® T1802 tremolo bridge
- string space – 10.5mm
- neck pickup – Seymour Duncan® Magic Touch-mini™ (H) neck pickupPassive/Alnico
- bridge pickup – Seymour Duncan® Alnico II Pro™ Custom (S) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
- factory tuning – 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- strings – D’Addario® EXL110
- string gauge – .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
- nut – Bone nut
- hardware color – Chrome
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 648mm/25.5″
- a : Width 42mm at NUT
- b : Width 56.4mm at 22F
- c : Thickness 20.5mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 22.5mm at 12F
- Radius : 305mmR
- Hardshell case included
- Gotoh® Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P.
- dyna-MIX5 switching system w/Alter Switch
- Luminlay side dots
Seymour Duncan® Magic Touch-mini™ / Alnico II Pro™ Custom pickups
The Magic Touch-mini™ pickup in the neck position offers iconic tonal clarity for which this style of guitar is known, yet with extra body and articulation. The output level is also carefully configured to perfectly match the bridge pickup. The Alnico II Pro™ Custom pickup in bridge position offers up an ample supply of clarity and twang, while also delivering a nice mid-range bark.
dyna-MIX5 switching system with Alter Switch
The dyna-MIX5 switching system with Alter Switch adds a sound variation to fit so many different kinds of playing style.
Steel pickup plate
This steel pickup plate is designed exclusively for AZS series. It’s a critical component that helps generate that quintessential ”Twangy” tone, for which this style guitar is known. This plate is present on both the tremolo and hardtail versions of the AZS, something that is not typical for guitars of this type. This plate, in combination with the traditional style single coil bridge pickup, preserves this iconic sound across the entire AZS lineup.
S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
S-TECH special roasted treatment provides a superior attack and a well-balanced tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
Non-recessed bridge cavity
While the AZ series features a recessed bridge cavity for fluid and dynamic tremolo action, this model has non-recessed bridge cavity. The direct contact between bridge plate and the guitar body provides better resonance and helps facilitate subtle nuances in playing dynamics.
Gotoh® T1802 tremolo bridge
The T1802 tremolo bridge features machined titanium saddles and a machined steel tremolo block for a quick response, thick lows and rich highs. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings and its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
Oil-impregnated Bone nut /Stainless Steel Frets
The Oil-impregnated bone nut provides superior tuning stability and warm rich resonance. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
Oval C S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
The S-TECH special roasted treatment increases the wood’s stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.
Gotoh® Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P.(Height Adjustable Post)
GOTOH® MAGNUM LOCK® machine heads have an established reputation for tuning stability. Its H. A. P® (Height Adjustable Post). system allows for the adjustment of string posts for the appropriate tension of each string.
Luminlay side dot inlays
The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
Super All Access Neck Joint
The Super All Access Neck Joint increases playability and allows for easy access to the higher frets.