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The KSAZ02 is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2020. It is a spot model offered exclusively by Japanese retailer Kurosawa Gakki and produced in Japan by Fujigen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The KSAZ02 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, pearl dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions mounted in a white pearloid pickguard, a T1802 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge made by Gotoh, an oil-impregnated bone nut, an angled output jack and Gotoh locking tuning machines with height-adjustable posts. This spot model figures a plain white color, perloïd pickguard and gold hardware. Because of this hardware color, titanium saddles had to be replaced by standard gold saddles.

The KSAZ02 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 chrome hardware and titanium saddles. The KSAZ01 is a related model with a pair of direct-mounted humbucker pickups.

Specifications

Specifications for KSAZ02
Year(s) produced: 2020
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
T1802 tremolo w/ gold-plated steel saddles (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (white)
Hardware color:
Gold
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:
Pearl dots / Luminlay side dots
Frets:
22 / jumbo stainless steel
Nut:
Oil impregnated bone (42mm)
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
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Closeup
Dyna-MIX9 switching diagram.jpg
Pickup switching
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Controls layout

Sources

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