We are pleased to introduce a signature model from AZ line of one of Ibanez legends, Andy Timmons. The ATZ100 is based on the Ibanez AZ Prestige model and includes all of that model's advantages, as well as adding new features favored by Andy and not yet offered in the AZ format.
The ATZ100 features the one-piece Maple neck made with S-TECH wood, an AZ staple. S-TECH wood is processed with a special nitrogen-heat treatment. This process increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish which makes it feel similar to a well-played neck. The ATZ100's fretboard width measures 40.5mm at the nut, slightly thinner than the Prestige AZ, and its grip shape is also slightly thicker, to mirror Andy's legendary AT guitar.
The shallow body back contour and big forearm contour help the guitar's body fit the player naturally, thus increasing playing comfort. The body has a deep waist and different radii on each body edge curve (3 mmR on body top/8 mmR on body back), making it easier to play in both standing and sitting position.
Andy's favorite DiMarzio The Cruiser pickups are installed in all positions. The combination of these pickups deliver single-coil tone, open vocal-sounding mids and a bit of added strength to the bass. These pickups also relieve players of string drop-outs and sustain-killing magnet pull. The guitar also includes a smooth taper volume filter, which maintains the guitar's high frequencies at low volumes and provides more uniform tone from 1 to 10.
The Wilkinson-Gotoh VSVG tremolo unit features smooth arm action and the unique design of its elongated baseplate screw holes help promote accurate pitch return by eliminating binding. Its locking bent-steel saddles provide a vintage tone and feel. The string mounting holes in the steel block are staggered to help keep string angle over the saddles consistent, which helps increase tuning stability. GOTOH MAGNUM LOCK machine heads, which have an established reputation for tuning stability, are mounted on the headstock. Its H. A. P (Height Adjustable Post). system allows for the adjustment of string post height to achieve the appropriate tension and string angle for each string individually. Hardshell case included.
Neck Type : ATZ
Neck Joint : Bolt-on
Neck Material : S-TECH WOOD 1pc Roasted Maple
Neck finish : Oil
Neck thickness (1st fret, mm) : 21
Neck thickness (12th fret, mm) : 23
Scale (inch) : 25,5
Scale (mm) : 648
Nut width (mm) : 40,5
End width (mm) : 56 at 21F
Number of fret : 22
Fretboard : S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple
Fretboard Radius (mm) : 305
Fret Type : Jumbo Stainless Steel
Fret edge treatment : Prestige fret edge treatment
Inlay : Black dot
Body Material : Alder
Body finish : Gloss Polyester
Total length (mm) : 978
Body thickness (mm) : 44
Body length (mm) : 452
Body Width (mm) : 309
Bridge : Wilkinson-Gotoh VSVG
String spacing (mm) : 10,8
Active or Passive : Passive
Nut : Bone
Machine Head : Gotoh Magnum Lock machine heads w/H.A.P.
Hardware color : Chrome
Neck Pickup : DiMarzio The Cruiser (H)
Middle Pickup : DiMarzio The Cruiser (H)
Bridge Pickup : DiMarzio The Cruiser (H)
Controls, Pickup selector : 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-way lever switch
Special Strings : D'Addario EXL110
String Gauges (from top to bottom) : .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Tuning (from top to bottom) : 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
Included case or bag : M20AZ
Other item(s) included : Tremolo arm, Multi tool
Net Weight (g) : 3300
Brand reference number:ATZ100SBT