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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by jl-austin, Aug 31, 2021.
I'm not sure anyone has seen these.
To me it looks like a Fender strat clone with a AZ headstock.
They look like evolved GRX40s, nice.
I wish they had maple fingerboards
Maple board would have been nice.
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.
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?
What’s different from an AZ? Scale length?
$299 for sss and $349 hss
Everything that matters.
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.
Evolved as in "same thing, but now with the god-awful AZ headstock".
Yeah but it's a cheapo strat copy with an AANJ.
So has the GRX the last 25 years.
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.
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.
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.
That's funny I actually like the AZ headstock a lot when it's roasted maple, but instantly dislike seeing a plain maple version. Not sure why.
Dude....why 25 inches? Man. I was actually going to pick one up until I saw that.