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Ibanez’s PIA guitars and AZ2204B Model

Victoria Wasylak • Fretted • February 27, 2020

Ibanez’s new Steve Vai signature model is the PIA, which features a new “Petal grip.” The Rosewood fretboard is inlayed with an original design called the “PIA Blossom,” envisioned and designed specifically for this guitar. The PIA also features new, custom-designed DiMarzio pickups that give the guitar a suitable dose of that characteristic Vai sound, while also incorporating a new, distinctive voice. Color options include Stallion White, as well as limited Envy Green, Panther Pink, and Sun Dew Gold finishes. The guitar is adorned with a special holographic headstock logo as a finishing touch.

Also new is the AZ2204B model, which features an Alder body paired with an AZ Oval C neck made of S-TECH Roasted Maple. The Fretboard is also made of Roasted S-Tech Maple and features Luminlay side dots. The classic combination of tone woods delivers an ample supply of warm lows, present mid-range, and even high-end response. The electronics package consists of Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups in an SSH configuration, a five-way selector switch, and the dyna-MIX9 switching system, offering nine unique pickup combinations and a multitude of voicing options.

www.ibanez.com

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