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Ibanez has a couple of tele-shaped guitars and signature models new for 2021

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Blazer, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    First of all, THESE are the new AZS models.
    https://www.ibanez.com/eu/products/model/azs/

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    Which remind me very much of the G&L Fall out and G&L Espada models
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    But along with the regular models they also did two signature models.

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  2. bgmacaw

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    These look interesting but I'd guess since they're Prestige models they will be rather pricey.
     
  3. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    I really like that curvy chrome control plate nosing into that little notch in the pickguard. That looks cool.
     
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  4. mkdaws32

    mkdaws32 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Those look really nice. I particularily like this one:

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    mkdaws32 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    I would guess that too. I'll look forward to them showing up so I can give one a test drive.
     
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    fasteddie42 Tele-Afflicted

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    Nah that's an old dali piece called "melting teles".
     
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  7. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Ibanez is a great company
     
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  8. El Tele Lobo

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    These are pretty cool. I like some of the modern design updates. But I suspect the neck profiles, frets and radii might be too modern for me.

    Love the mini-hum neck offerings...
     
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    Yeah, I was liking them until I read the neck specs. The FLATV1 one has ftrets and neck more to my liking.
     
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    I like the look of those. Makes me wish I needed more guitars.
     
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    Me too! That looks really vintage-but-different...
     
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    Some of these have SS frets, right?
     
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    USian Pie Tele-Meister

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    Those look exactly like what most people would imagine as an "Ibanez Telecaster" (not counting the Talman).

    Slim, melty curves... lots of pickup switching options...

    They don't really scratch any itch of mine but thumbs up.
     
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    I'm liking the hardtail version a good bit. Too pricey for me but if they come out with a cheaper line of these I'll def. check them out.

    If these sell well then I'll be curious to see if Fender decides to step into the ring of more modern features.
     
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    Wow, all you guys buying guitars recently are probably like, "damn, should have waited!" :p

    That sunburst one looks amazing.... imagine different color combo possible there.
     
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    Yowzers, GAS immunity failing.

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    davec629 Tele-Meister

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    I think the Josh Smith model has a more beefy profile. Sadly its out of my price range.
     
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    I like the way the curved control plate follows the curve of the body:D
     
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    They all look great!
    I’ll see if Guitar Rez has any.
     
  20. John C

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    The basic AZ neck is pretty similar to Fender's Modern C - .807" at the 1st fret, .889" at the 12th fret but with a 12" radius - so they aren't Ibanez shredder/Wizard thin but certainly not large. The FlatV1 is larger; .866" at the 1st, .965" at the 12th fret, and a rounder radius of 9.8" radius.

    EDIT: Neglected to mention the nut width is 42mm - which works out to 1.654", pretty close to Fender's 1.65" width used on MIMs and AVs/American Originals.
     
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