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2019 IKAZ03 BK
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The IKAZ03 is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2019. It is a spot model offered exclusively by Japanese retailer Ikebe Gakki and produced in Japan by Fujigen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The IKAZ03 features an alder body bolted to an S-Tech roasted maple oval C shaped neck with an S-Tech roasted maple fingerboard with 22 stainless steel frets, black dot position markers and Luminlay side dots. Components include white Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions, a T1802 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with titanium saddles made by Gotoh, an oil-impregnated bone nut, an angled output jack and Gotoh locking tuning machines with height-adjustable posts.

The IKAZ03 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 AZ2204 is a similar regular production model with different finishes and a white pearloid pickguard. The IKAZ01 is a similar model with a vintage white finish, white pearloid pickguard and black pickups and knobs. The IKAZ02 is a similar model without a pickguard and with a white finish. The IKAZ04 is a double humbucker version released at the same time.

Specifications

Specifications for IKAZ03
Year(s) produced: 2019–2020
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
T1802 tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (white)
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:
Black dots / Luminlay side dots
Frets:
22 / jumbo stainless steel
Nut:
Oil impregnated bone
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 H.A.P. Magnum lock
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H) white
Middle pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S) white
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S) white
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / dyna-MIX9 switching system w/ "Alter switch" toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel
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
Pickup switching
Controls VT5 Alter-toggle
Controls layout

Sources

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