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2016 ARZ6UC BKF
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The ARZ6UC is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid-2014. It was among the initial offerings in the Prestige Uppercut line which feature English-made Bare Knuckle pickups and are made in Japan by FujiGen.

The ARZ6UC features a single cutaway archtop mahogany body with a maple top mated with a set-in maple and mahogany neck with a smooth heel with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and no inlays. Components include dual Bare Knuckle Nailbomb humbucking pickups with individual volume controls, a Tight Tune fixed bridge and tailpiece, and Gotoh locking tuners.

The ARZ6UCS is a similar model with stainless steel frets which was introduced in 2016 as a spot model offered only in Japan. For 2017, the stainless fret model replaced the ARZ6UC.

Specifications

Specifications for ARZ6UC
Model name: ARZ6UC
Year(s) produced: 2014–2016
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Tight Tune fixed
Tailpiece:
Tight Tune
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (black)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
ARZ Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
638mm/ 25.1"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Bare Knuckle Nailbomb (H) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Bare Knuckle Nailbomb (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.010–.046
Factory tuning:
1D 2A 3F 4C 5B 6D ("D")

Images

Additional details
Controls 2VT 3-way Artist
Control layout
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching

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