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Ibanez AZ2204B AZ Prestige Guitar, S-TECH Roasted Maple Fretboard, Black

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Ibanez AZ2204B AZ Prestige Guitar, S-TECH Roasted Maple Fretboard, Black


Player's Perspective

The Ibanez AZ, specifically the Prestige line, has become one of Ibanez's most popular new additions in recent years, and it's easy to see why. The 2204 in particular was a launch model for the line and was an amazing take on the more vintage "S"-style guitar with a modern twist, contrasting nicely with their iconic RG and shreddier offerings.

This is a blacked-out version of the mainline AZ2204. It has a slick black pickguard and classic piano black gloss finish (it may even look familiar to fans of a certain Pink Floyd guitarist...) Under the hood, it's the same 2204 we've come to know and love. 

It has a gorgeous dark roasted maple neck and fretboard with Prestige-treated Stainless Steel frets - the FujiGen factory fretwork is phenomenal. The AZ Oval C neck profile is extremely comfortable, and the 12" radius allows for shredworthy speed and bending, but still feeling in the ballpark of the vintage S-type guitar the AZ series was based upon. The Gotoh T1802 bridge, which is based off of the extremely popular and venerable Gotoh 510, stays in tune for days with the locking tuners.

The Hyperion pickups are exclusive to AZ series and are just fantastic. Made by Seymour Duncan for Ibanez, they're based on some of Seymour's existing ideas and elevated to a new level just for the AZ. The single-coils pack plenty of punch whilst still retaining that signature S-style chime and quack, and the Hyperion bridge pickup absolutely rips on higher gain settings. The pickup set as a whole sits at just the right level of output to make this a true "do it all" guitar. What's also amazing is the dyna-MIX switch that allows you to approximate various S-style, T-style, and humbucker guitars all in one guitar. 

For a classy-looking, do-it-all workhorse axe equipped with several boutique-level features that can cover pretty much every genre under the sun at a surprisingly affordable price point, check out the AZ2204B.

Item Specifics

  • The T1802 tremolo bridge features machined titanium saddles and a machined steel tremolo block for a quick response, thick lows and rich highs. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings and its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
  • dyna-MIX 9 offers nine sound variations, and can easily switch between humbucker and single coil modes with just the mini switch. One mode is even able to simulate a humbucker sound from the combination of the 2 single coil pickups.
  • Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ Pickups feature a moderate output through Alnico-5 magnets to keep the clarity of the fundamental tone when using a distortion sound, and to deliver a clear pick attack. From treble to bass, the overall tonal balance is evenly adjusted., and works well with various effect pedals.
  • The Oil-impregnated bone nut provides superior tuning stability and warm rich resonance. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
  • S-TECH special roasted treatment provides a superior attack and a well-balanced tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
  • The S-TECH special roasted treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.
  • A shallow body back contour and a big forearm contour make the guitar body fit the player naturally, thus increasing playing comfort. The AZ body has a deep waist and different radii on each body edge curve, making it easier to play in both standing or sitting positions.
  • GOTOH® MAGNUM LOCK® machine heads have an established reputation for tuning stability. Its H. A. P® (Height Adjustable Post). system allows for the adjustment of string posts for the appropriate tension of each string.
  • The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.



  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Color: Black


  • neck type: AZ Oval C - S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
  • fretboard: S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard - black dot inlays
  • fret: Jumbo Stainless Steel frets - Prestige fret edge treatment
  • number of frets: 22
  • string space: 10.5mm
  • Scale: 648mm/25.5"
  • a : Width 42mm at NUT / 1.65"
  • b : Width 56.4mm at 22F
  • c : Thickness 20.5mm at 1F
  • d : Thickness 22.5mm at 12F
  • Radius: 12"
  • nut: Bone nut


  • neck pickup: Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (S) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
  • middle pickup: Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (S) middle pickup (Passive/Alnico)
  • bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, Mini-Toggle for dyna-MIX 9 switching, 5-Way Switch


  • Tuners: Gotoh® Magnum Lock H.A.P.
  • bridge: Gotoh® T1802 bridge
  • hardware color: Chrome


  • factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
  • strings: D'Addario® EXL110
  • string gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
  • Case: Hardshell

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ibanez. This AZ2204B AZ Prestige is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.