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The ARZ6UCS is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is made in Japan by Fujigen as part of the Prestige Uppercut line which feature English-made Bare Knuckle pickups. The ARZ6UCS was offered in Japan as a 2016 spot model before being introduced as a standard model for 2017.

The ARZ6UCS features an arched maple top on a single cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a smooth heel and an ebony fingerboard with multi-binding and no inlays. The fretboard features 24 stainless steel frets. Components include dual Bare Knuckle humbucking pickups with individual volume controls, a fixed bridge and tailpiece, and Gotoh locking tuners.

For 2018 the mahogany body was replaced by African mahogany.

The ARZ6UC is a similar model with nickel silver frets. The ARZ6D is a related Prestige spot model with Seymour Duncan pickups.

Specifications

Specifications for ARZ6UCS
Model name: ARZ6UCS
Year(s) produced: 2016–2018
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2016–2017: Mahogany w/ maple top
2018: African 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 stainless steel (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

Sources

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