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The AZ224BCG is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2020. It is produced in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.

The AZ224BCG features a bocote top on an American basswood body bolted to a roasted maple neck with a roasted maple fingerboard with 22 stainless steel frets, black dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include a Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups mounted in a white pearloid pickguard with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions, a Gotoh T1502 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge, a Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The AZ224BCG employs a dyna-MIX9 switching system (see diagram below) with an "Alter switch" toggle which allows the user to access nine distinct tones. The Alter switch allows the player to access two modes with the single coils connected in series creating a tone similar to a second humbucker.

The AZ224F is a similar model with a flamed maple top and chrome hardware.

Specifications

Specifications for AZ224BCG
Model name: AZ224BCG
Year(s) produced: 2020–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Deep Espresso Burst (DET)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood w/ bocote top
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
Gotoh T1502 tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
3-layer: white pearloid/ black/ white
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (white)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AZ
Neck material:
One-piece roasted maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Roasted maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dots/
Luminescent side dots
Frets:
22 / jumbo stainless steel
Nut:
Graph Tech White TUSQ XL (42mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T Magnum lock
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion bridge (H) passive/ alnico w/ chrome cover
Middle pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Single middle (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Single neck (S) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / dyna-MIX9 switching system w/ "Alter switch" toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled side mount)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D'Addario EXL110)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
Dyna-MIX9 switching diagram.jpg
Pickup switching
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Controls layout
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Rear of body

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