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2018 AZ2402 TFF
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The AZ2402 is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It is produced in Japan by Fujigen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The AZ2402 features an alder body bolted to an S-Tech roasted maple oval C shaped neck with an S-Tech roasted maple fingerboard with 24 stainless steel frets, black dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include a pair of Seymour Duncan Hyperion humbucking pickups, a T1802 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with titanium saddles made by Gotoh, an oil-impregnated bone nut, Sure-Grip III knobs, an angled output jack and Gotoh locking tuning machines with height-adjustable posts.

The AZ2402 employs a dyna-MIX10 switching system (see diagram below) with an "Alter switch" toggle which allows the user to access ten distinct tones. The Alter switch appears to tap one coil of the humbucker (as opposed to a traditional coil-split which disables one coil completely) to achieve a sound similar to a single coil without the drop in output which typically accompanies a coil split.

The AZ2402L is a left-handed version. The AZ2402K is a similar model with a koa top. The AZ2402Q is a similar model with a quilted maple top. The AZ2402MW is a similar model with a myrtle top. The AZ2402FF is a similar model with a flame maple top and fretboard. The AZ2402BWB is a similar model with a Bastogne walnut top.The IKAZ04 is a similar spot models with a candy apple red finish which was made for Japanese retailer Ikebe Gakki and released in late 2019. The KSAZ01 is a similar spot model is a white finish and gold hardware which was made for Japanese retailer Kurosawa Gakki for 2020. The AZ2202A is a related model with an ash body and 22 frets.

For 2019 a couple of spot models with a Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Flat finishes were released in European markets. In June, these new finishes were also released in the US market along with a new Pink Flat finish.

Specifications

Specifications for AZ2402
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF) 2020 / Ice Blue Metallic (ICM) / Pearl White Flat (PWF) 2019–2020 / Pink Flat (PKF) 2019–2020 / Sea Foam Green (SFG) 2019–2020 / Tri Fade Burst Flat (TFF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
T1802 tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AZ Oval C
Neck material:
One-piece S-Tech roasted maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot / luminescent side dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo stainless steel
Nut:
Bone (42mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 H.A.P. Magnum lock
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H)
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / dyna-MIX10 switching system w/ "Alter switch" toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D'Addario EXL110)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Video

Ibanez 2018 AZ2402-ICM Prestige Playthrough

Ibanez 2018 AZ2402-ICM Prestige Playthrough

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2020 AZ2402 BKF 00 01
Black Flat
2018 AZ2402 ICM
Ice Blue Metallic
2019 AZ2402 PWF
Pearl White Flat
2019 AZ2402 SFG
Sea Foam Green
2019 AZ2402 PKF 00 01
Pink Flat
Dyna-MIX10 switching diagram
Pickup switching
Controls VT5 Alter-toggle
Controls layout

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