Along with its new acoustic and bass guitars, Ibanez has released a slew of new electric guitars. The new guitars all belong to Ibanez’s AZ Premium and RG Premium lines and offer premium features, premium construction and more. In fact, the new line includes the first-ever premium 7-string AZ guitar.
Here’s an overview of the new electric guitars from Ibanez and what they have to offer.
Ibanez AZ Premium Electric Guitars
Ibanez launches three new AZ Premium electric guitars. Here’s what they offer and how much they cost.
The first new electric guitar on the list is the Ibanez AZ47P1QM. This guitar offers an AZ Oval roasted maple neck, with a basswood body and a quilted American maple top. The fingerboard is ebony and the guitar offers mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
As for the pickups, you’ll get a DiMarzio Air Norton (H) neck pickup, a DiMarzio True Velvet (S) middle pickup, and a DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) bridge pickup. The guitar has beautiful gold hardware throughout, including the Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge and Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads. This is coupled with the Black Ice Burst finish. The guitar has an estimated list price of $1,866.65.
Next is the Ibanez AZ42P1, which also has an oval C maple neck, with an American basswood body. This guitar features jumbo stainless steel frets, with a Graph Tech nut. This guitar has two Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups, with a Dyna-Mix10 switching system. The hardware is chrome plated and consists of a Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge and Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads. The guitar has an estimated street price of $1,733.32. It comes in a black finish.
Last but not least in the Ibanez AZ Premium series is the new Ibanez AZ427P1PB. The guitar has a basswood body with a burl poplar top and a rosewood fingerboard with stainless steel jumbo frets. The guitar has two Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups, with a Dyna-MIX10 switching system. The hardware is also chrome plated and includes a Gotoh T1572S tremolo bridge and Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads. This guitar retails for a list price of $1,933.32 and comes in a Charcoal Black Burst finish.
Ibanez RG Premium Electric Guitars
There are also three new offerings in the Ibanez RG Premium series. Here’s everything you need to know.
The Ibanez RGT1220PB is constructed with a 7-piece Wizard III maple and walnut through-neck, and an American basswood body with a poplar burl top. The guitar has an Eboy fingerboard, with acrylic and abalone block inlay, and jumbo stainless steel frets with Ibanez’s Premium fret edge treatment.
The guitar has two pickups, including a DiMarzio Air Norton neck pickup and a DiMarzio The Tone Zome bridge pickup. The hardware of this guitar is gold. The guitar comes in a beautiful antique brown tinted finish and has a list price of $2,066.65.
The Ibanez RGT1221PB is almost the same as the RGT1220PB, but has a mono-rail bridge and Gotoh MG-T locking tuners. Additionally, this guitar is available in a Deep Twighlight Fade and has a list price of $1,928.88.
Last but not least is the Ibanez RGT1270PB, which is constructed from most of the same materials as the last two guitars but has three pickups instead of two, adding a DiMarzio True Velvet middle pickup to the mix. It also has cosmo black hardware and is available in a Deep Twighlight Fade, for a list price of $2,066.65.