The AZ has a completely new body shape although it clearly is inspired by the classic Fender Stratocaster. It is an offset double-cutaway design with less pointy horns and headstock than the RG series super-Strat. The neck joint is also a completely new design referred to as the Super All Access neck joint.
Besides the body, the other main differentiating point between the RG and AZ series is that while most RGs have Floyd Rose style double locking tremolos, the AZ series employ Fender-style synchronized tremolo units without locking nuts. In addition, the AZ models feature an oval C shape neck profile which is thicker than that found on a typical RG model. (more...)
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List of all 42 models in the AZ series