Ibanez AZES

jl-austin

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I'm not sure anyone has seen these.

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To me it looks like a Fender strat clone with a AZ headstock.
 

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Holy shit, Ibanez must have read my mind because I was looking into getting a 25 inch scale fixed bridge strat made.

Now I'll just pick up one of these. Wonder how much they will cost?
 

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Holy shit this is so cryptic. Lmao.


I must have missed an announcement. But someone just shared the prices so yeah if it’s ~$350 then it’s not comparable to a $1.5k+ AZ. Ok it’s a budget guitar.

That's what I mean, it's just a re-dressed cheapo Strat copy. It doesn't have any of the features that make an AZ a compelling instrument.
 

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I think they've played a bit of a blinder here - this looks to be a superb beginners guitar - the AANJ and the switching system from the AZ line gives it something different from other guitars in the same price range. If they can maintain a solid QC these should sell like hotcakes. And there is enough differentiation between that and a premium AZ to justify upgrading when the time comes.
 

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Hoping they'll put out a fixed bridge AZ on their higher-end lines at some point. I'd definitely cop the butterscotch one and put a Hot Rails in the bridge position since the fixed bridge ones only come in SSS configuration.
 

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Butterscotch and Mint are flavors that don't belong together, and apparently that's true aesthetically, too.

IMO, it's a little weird that the pickguard stops where it does on the lower horn.
I actually LOVE that pickguard, I think it really makes it look non strat like so really helps give it it's own vibe. But yeah, butterscotch and mint is a no go for me.
 

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Dude....why 25 inches? Man. I was actually going to pick one up until I saw that.
 


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