Guitars & Basses

Ibanez AZ242PBG Premium AZ Series Electric Guitar, Charcoal Black Burst

The AZ242PBG is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2020.

The AZ242PBG features a poplar burl top on an American basswood body bolted to a roasted maple neck with a roasted maple fingerboard with 24 stainless steel frets, black dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include a pair of Seymour Duncan Hyperion humbucking pickups, a T1502 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge made by Gotoh, a Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut, Sure-Grip II knobs, and Gotoh locking tuning machines.


Model: AZ242PBG-CKB


neck type

AZ Oval C/Roasted Maple neck


Poplar Burl top/American Basswood body


Roasted Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay


Jumbo Stainless Steel frets


Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge

neck pickup

Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)

bridge pickup

Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)


Graph Tech nut

hardware color




Ibanez is one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. The company has an impressive lineup of products ranging from instruments to pedals and accessories, and have recently raised standards and eyebrows with the new AZ Series, which Josh Smith described as the best superstrat he’s played in a long time.