As a mainstay of modern music, the “single cutaway” guitar is truly the stuff of legends. Variations have come and gone over the years, but few if any have held anything unique to justify their existence. With this as hindsight, Ibanez knew if it was to embark on creating its own interpretation of this classic, it would need to be a guitar that occupied its own place in the world of rock guitar. The ARZ lives up to this precept, taking the original iconic “single cutaway” design into a new dimension that’s totally in sync with the needs of modern guitarists.
The ARZ200FM is all about comfort, tone, and versatility. It begins with a choice mahogany body, capped with a sexy flamed maple top and is fitted with the Mahogany ARZ set-in neck. Brandishing a smooth 25” scale bound Rosewood fretboard, the ARZ neck offers an ultra-smooth heel for superb playability and unfettered access, right up to the 24th fret.
The ARZ200FM’s 25” scale length is also a plus for those who down-tune by providing more even string tension across the playing spectrum. This in turn, brings more life to the strings as well as increased sustain. A bound rosewood fretboard is embellished with bold block inlays and fitted with medium frets that enhance playing speed and optimize articulation.
The Ibanez ART-1 bridge is renowned for precise intonation and helps achieve rich, full sustain. Electronics include two Classic Elite humbucker pickups that generate punchy, super-tight sound, right down to the lowest notes. Case sold separately.
Cherry Sunburst finish
25″ scale ARZ Mahogany set-in neck with smooth heel
Flamed Maple top/ Mahogany body
Bound Rosewood fretboard
White & Abalone block inlay
Classic Elite neck pickup
Classic Elite bridge pickup
Quik Change III tailpiece
Case sold separately