NAMM 2020: Ibanez stakes its claim for best in show with impressively spec’d new AZ and RG stunners

Ibanez NAMM 2020
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NAMM 2020: The year has only just begun, but Ibanez is already coming on strong, with a slew of new AZ and RG electric guitar models lined up for release.

In addition to impressive features like S-Tech roasted maple necks and fingerboards, Seymour Duncan and Bare Knuckle pickups and the company’s dyna-MIX switching system, the new guitars boast several firsts for Ibanez, including an all-ash AZ six-string and AZ Premium designs with new top woods and finishes.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.