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The AZ2402MW is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It was produced in Japan by Fujigen as a limited edition model in the upscale Prestige line. It was offered only in Japan.

The AZ2402MW features a myrtle top on an alder body bolted to an S-Tech roasted maple oval C shaped neck with a S-Tech roasted maple fingerboard with 24 stainless steel frets, abalone 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 II knobs, an angled output jack and Gotoh locking tuning machines with height-adjustable posts.

Dyna-MIX10 switching diagram

The AZ2402MW employs a dyna-MIX10 switching system (see diagram at right) 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 AZ2402K is a similar model with a koa top. The AZ2402Q is a similar model with a quilted maple top. The AZ2402 is a similar model with a solid alder body. The AZ2402BWB is a similar model with a Bastogne walnut top.

The AZ2402MW was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for AZ2402MW
Year(s) produced: 2018–2019
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder w/ myrtle top
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
T1802 tremolo
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AZ Oval C
Neck material:
One-piece S-Tech roasted maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
S-Tech roasted maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dots / luminescent side dots
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
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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