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The AZ24027 is a seven string AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2021. It is produced in Japan by Fujigen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The AZ24027 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 7 humbucking pickups, a Gotoh T1872S two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with titanium saddles made by Gotoh, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut, an angled output jack and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The AZ24027 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 AZ2402 is a six string version. The AZ24047 is a similar model with a humbucker/ single/ single (HSS) pickup configuration.

A version with a flat black finish has been seen for sale in Japan.[1] It's believed this finish is a limited offering.

Specifications

Specifications for AZ24027
Model name: AZ24027
Year(s) produced: 2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF) Japan only / Tri Fade Burst Flat (TFF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
Gotoh T1872S tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AZ7 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:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (47mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion 7 bridge (H) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion 7 neck (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / dyna-MIX10 switching system w/ "Alter switch" toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled side mount)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059 (D'Addario EXL110-7)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E,7B

Video

AZ24027 demo with Lee Wrathe


Images

Additional finishes/ details
2021 AZ24027 BKF.jpg
Black Flat
Dyna-MIX10 switching diagram.jpg
Pickup switching
Controls VT5 Alter-toggle.png
Controls layout
2021 AZ24027 TFF 00 01 back.jpg
Rear of body

Sources

  1. AZ24027 Black Flat product listing, Ishibashi (Japanese retailer), archived March 2021
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