Any rumors regarding new Ibanez AZ models with ebony fretboards?

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  1. adriangrizzly

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    I'm highly interested in a AZ but always preferred darker fretboards on my guitars. Now that Tom Quale has a new custom AZ (new signature model?) with ebony fretboard I wondered if Ibanez will release some AZ models with ebony fretboards for 2021...?

    Any rumors or leaks I missed? Maybe it's too soon for the annual NAMM leaks (i know NAMM is canceled) but I just wanted to ask if someone has any infos regarding the AZ...

    Cheers!
     
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    I’m not a fan of Tom’s (nothing against him, I just don’t keep up with many YouTube folks) but the AZ with ebony board sounds interesting! Care to share the links of stuff you’ve found so far?
     
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    That's the only AZ with Ebony Fretboard I've seen:
    I take a look at Martin Millers Instagram Page every once in a while because it seems he's getting a new sig or a custom shop model as well: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF9wr2Sn9At/ - stoked on the neck/fretboard.

    But thats really the only two things I got, I was hoping some ibanez die hard guy would enlighten me.
    I really hope for a ebony AZ with some gloss finishes since my skin seems to be very "oily" and destroys the look of every matte paint in a few weeks...
     
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    Well that looks raaaaaaad
     
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    wow that tone is something else, probably the coolest tone I've heard all year

    sick looking AZ too
     
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    That almost sounds like Nuno on the waiting for the punchline album. But just aimlessly jamming over a backing track. I’m not sure whether that’s a bad thing or an amazing thing.

    Love the tone and technique though. Not a fan of the colour scheme of the guitar :(
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Can this thread be about rumors about any upcoming AZ?

    I believe MaxOfMetal was mentioning rumors in another thread about some other Ibanez shape getting in the AZ line-up? There is also 7 string models in preparation. I love AZs, so it's exciting for me.
     
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    Wasn't roasted maple the whole deal with the arizona series? The necks were dry roasted in the desert?
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    They dip the necks in Arizona iced tea to make them look bronwer. They also smell somewhat nice.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Everything about this video kills
     
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    ... and here we go.
     
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    Yes, there are ebony board AZ’s coming, as well as Tele style.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Tele style? Omg... I might do a thing
     
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