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AZES40 Standard Electric Guitar - Pastel Pink

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AZES40 Standard Electric Guitar - Pastel Pink

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AZES40 Standard Electric Guitar - Pastel Pink
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Welcoming yet another expansion to the highly successful AZ series, Ibanez introduces the AZES or AZ Essentials line. The philosophy behind this series is to bring the tone, versatility and, playability of this celebrated lineup to a wider array of beginner and intermediate players. However, AZ Essentials are also equipped with series-specific features such as a Mono-unit output jack, a 250mm fingerboard radius, and Comfort round bridge saddles, all designed to make the beginner's learning process a streamlined, enjoyable and fun experience.

The AZES40 is distinguished from the AZES31 by the additions of a tremolo system and an Accord Passive/Ceramic humbucker bridge pickup, lending the AZES40 to even more unique tonal assortments.

AZES guitars feature a 25" scale length, which makes for an easier playing instrument for children and players of smaller stature. Additionally, the 25" medium scale is also large enough that a player can continue to grow with the instrument as they mature as a guitarist. The 250mm fretboard radius is not too flat, not too round, and makes for an excellent choice for the first-time player. This radius is a great middle ground that allows for learning to play each note correctly, while still maintaining a high degree of comfort

AZES40 Features
• Maple neck provides stability and bright tonal character
• Jatoba fretboard produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end
• Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes
• Poplar body delivers a well-balanced tone with incredible thickness
• Ibanez machine heads feature die-cast housings and split-shaft
• Mono-unit output jack
• All Access Neck Joint offers superior playability at the high frets
• Essentials and Accord S-S-H pickups provide well-balanced tone and as well as versatility
• T106 tremolo with comfort round Steel saddles provides wider range of height adjustment and ease of setting up
• dyna-MIX 9 switching system with Alter Switch - The dyna-MIX 9 offers nine sound variations and can switch between humbucker and single coil modes with just a flick of the mini switch. One mode even simulates a humbucking sound from the combination of two single coil pickups.

AZES40 Specs
neck type: AZES Maple neck
top/back/body: Poplar body
fretboard: Jatoba fretboard w/White dot inlay
frets: 22 Medium frets
bridge: T106 bridge with Comfort round Steel saddles
string space: 10.5mm
neck pickup: Essentials (S) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
middle pickup: Essentials (S) middle pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
bridge pickup: Accord (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
pickup switching: dyna-MIX 9 switching system with Alter Switch
controls: volume and tone
scale: 635mm/25"
strings: D'Addario® EXL110 (.010 - .046)
hardware colour: Chrome

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Great guitar for the price-just inspect first 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
Great guitar for the price point. The one I purchased had the trem installed crooked 🤦🏽‍♂️ so it couldn't stay in tune. Hilarious that it passed Indonesian QC. Otherwise it was finished great. Had to return tho because of obvious flaw. Inspect before you take it home lol
Posted by Nico on Aug 19, 2022
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Nice Squier competitor 7 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
I wanted a HSS Strat so I went with this guitar. At first impression in the store, the guitar is very light, the neck was smooth, thin, flat, fast, very Ibanez-y. The fret edges were finished very nicely on my guitar, no rolled edges here on the neck but the fret ends were smooth (hard to believe at this price point). I have a more expensive Squier that wishes it had these fret edges. This Ibanez also has that amazing curvy all access heel joint that makes playing at frets 17 and up extremely enjoyable and fuss-free. Yes I don't mind the square block of a regular Strat but this is so much better. Once you have it, you don't want to go back to a square block.
The mind blowing thing about this guitar is the alternate pickup wiring switch which gives you so many different and usable sounds, that it's hard to believe. You can even get a neck humbucker sound, a middle tele position sound, etc. However, the big surprise to me was that this guitar does NOT really sound like a Strat, even in regular positions. It sounds very Ibanez-y. For some songs that's a good thing, but for others where you want the crystal chime or quack of the Strat, you won't find it here.
The classic 6-screw bridge is plenty stable and is by default floating on standard E tuning. I had no issue here, and the affordable tuners were ok as well.
My biggest disappointment in this guitar is the overall size of it, and yes as I play I am getting more used to it but the guitar is 25" scale length (as opposed to Fender's or Ibanez's standard 25.5") and critically more importantly, the body is slightly smaller than a typical Strat. For me this makes the guitar a bit less comfortable playing in a sitting position. I prefer the full size of a Strat where I can lean over the body a bit at times, making myself more connected. I also didn't like the size of the frets as much (they're ok though, they're not that small), I prefer jumbo frets.
Sound wise I would say it's a hit and miss depending on your presets and pickup selection switch. Overall I would say if you prefer Ibanez sounds and playability you may like this but if you are looking for a Strat, I would say that a Squier would be a better choice. It will sound more "Stratty" and play more like it as well so if you ever upgrade to a Fender you will feel right at home. I wouldn't say this is a bad guitar, it's very good but for me PERSONALLY I would rather go for a Squier classic vibe or modern series (I own a modern HH Squier Strat Floyd Rose and I prefer it to this, but it's a close call).
Posted by George on Dec 21, 2021
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