Ibanez AZ242BC Premium Series Electric Guitar (Deep Espresso Burst)

Ibanez AZ242BC Premium Series Electric Guitar (Deep Espresso Burst)

Ibanez AZ242BC Premium Series Electric Guitar (Deep Espresso Burst)

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Product Highlights

  • AZ Roasted Maple Neck
  • Bocote Top / American Basswood Body
  • Roasted Maple Fingerboard
  • Black Dot Inlay
  • 24 Jumbo Frets / 25.5" Scale
  • Gotoh T1502 Tremolo Bridge
  • Dual Seymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups
  • Coil Tapping through Alter Switch
  • Chrome Hardware / Gotoh Locking Tuners
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Wood Top: Bocote

Bocote Flamed Maple

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Ibanez AZ242BC overview

  • 1Description

Styled in a deep espresso burst finish, the Ibanez Premium Series AZ242BC is an electric guitar with a double-cutaway body that utilizes a bocote top and an American basswood body. The top has an uncommon and exotic wood grain that lends the instrument a handsome look.

Its neck, which offers a 25.5" scale, is crafted out of roasted maple, and offers a roasted maple fingerboard with 24 stainless-steel jumbo frets. Black dot inlays are provided, as are luminescent side inlays so you can track fret positions on darkened stages. Strings are anchored to the body by a Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge, while the headstock makes use of Gotoh MAGNUM LOCK machine heads. 

For electronics, this guitar employs two Seymour Duncan Hyperion humbucking pickups. These feature a moderate output to preserve the clarity of your tone, even when you're playing through heaps of distortion. They also help you retain the definition of your pick attack, though not at the expense of tonal balance.

The guitar gives you a 5-way pickup selector switch. Two different pickup configurations are available through the Alter mini-switch. This gives you effectively 10 different guitar tones, some humbucker-based, some sounding more single-coil in timbre. Volume and tone knobs are also on hand to shape your sound. 

AZ Roasted Maple Neck
Heat-treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance, and tolerance of temperature changes.
Roasted Maple Fingerboard with Black Dot Inlays
Heat-treatment provides a well-balanced attack as well as a bolstered tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fingerboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
Super All Access Neck Joint
The Super All Access Neck Joint offers eminent playability with its 8mm concave curve from the top of the body to the spherical surface of the joint. By maximizing the joint area between the body and the neck, sustain and resonance are increased as well.
Luminescent Side Dot Inlay
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see their fingerboard position when performing on dark stages.
Gotoh Magnum Lock Machine Heads with Height Adjustable Posts
The AZ comes with Gotoh MAGNUM LOCK machine heads, which 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.
Graph Tech TUSQ XL Nut and Stainless-Steel Frets
The smooth Graph Tech nut increases tuning stability, and bolsters the sustain and clarity of sound. Stainless-steel frets foster corrosion resistance. The wide and tall jumbo frets offer a quick response, good articulation when playing chords, and a clear tone when playing single notes.
Bocote Top and American Basswood Body
This guitar features a Bocote top, which sports an exotic wood grain.
Ergonomic Body Back Contour
A shallow body back contour and a big forearm contour allow the guitar to fit the player naturally, thus increasing playing comfort. The AZ body has a deep waist and different radii on each body edge curve, making it easier to play in both standing or sitting positions.
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups feature a moderate output through Alnico 5 magnets to preserve the clarity of the fundamental tone when using a distortion sound. These pickups also deliver a clear pick attack. From treble to bass, the overall tonal balance is evenly adjusted and works well with various effect pedals.
dyna-MIX 10 Switching System with Alter Switch
The dyna-MIX 10 system offers ten sound variations and can easily move from humbucker to single-coil modes through the mini switch. The power Tap mode provides a realistic single coil sound despite its two humbucker pickup layout.
Gotoh T1502 Synchronized Bridge
The T1502 tremolo bridge features steel saddles and a die-cast zinc tremolo block for a quick response and improved articulation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. Its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
General Features
  • Neck Type: AZ roasted maple
  • Body: Bocote top / American basswood body
  • Fingerboard: Roasted maple fingerboard with black dot inlay
  • Frets: Jumbo stainless steel frets
  • Bridge: Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (humbucker, passive/alnico)
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (humbucker, passive/alnico)
  • dyna-MIX10 switching system with Alter switch
  • Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Tuners: Gotoh MAGNUM LOCK machine heads with H.A.P.
Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 25.5" / 648.0mm
  • Width at Nut: 1.7" / 42.0mm
  • Width at 24th Fret: 2.2" / 57.0mm
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.8" / 20.5mm
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.9" / 22.5mm
  • Radius: 12.0" / 305.0mm
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Ibanez AZ242BC Premium Series Electric Guitar (Deep Espresso Burst)
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    • 1Description

    Ibanez AZ242BC specs

    Right/Left Handed Right-Handed
    Number of Strings 6
    Body Type Solid
    Cutaway Double-Cutaway
    Body Wood Top: Bocote
    Basswood
    Neck Type Bolt-On Neck
    Neck Wood Maple
    Fingerboard Maple
    Number of Frets 24
    Scale Length 25.51" / 648 mm
    Radius 305 mil
    Nut Width 42 mm
    Bridge Type Tremolo
    Pickups Bridge, Neck: Humbucker
    Controls Tone Control: x 1
    Volume Control: x 1
    Switching 5-Way Pickup Selector Switch

    Additional Alter switch for multiple pickup voicings

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 20.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 46.8 x 21.5 x 6.3"

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