First-call guitarists like Andy Timmons need access to lots of tones, and thatâ€™s exactly what his signature Ibanez ATZ100 provides. DiMarzio Cruiser pickups deliver humbucker output with single-coil harmonic overtones, while a 5-way switch and tone, neck tone, and volume knobs give you access to an endless array of sonic textures. Benefit from extreme stability and playability, courtesy of an S-Tech Wood roasted maple neck and fingerboard, while an ATZ back shape ensures maximum playing comfort. Enjoy vibrato, warbles, and other classic whammy effects, along with rock-solid intonation, thanks to a Wilkinson-Gotoh VSVG vintage-style synchronized tremolo. Gotoh locking tuners round out the ATZ100â€™s top-shelf feature set.
The ATZ100â€™s roasted maple neck was subjected to Ibanezâ€™s S-Tech Wood nitrogen-heating treatment, which increases its stability, durability, water resistance, and tolerance to temperature changes. The neck is then sealed with oil, resulting in a well-played feel. And itâ€™s supremely comfortable â€” its ATZ shape is a bit thicker than on most Ibanez guitars, so it fills your hand nicely, while providing a more modern feel. Andy Timmons is a first-rate musician, and he has impeccable taste â€” the guitarists here at Sweetwater love the feel and playability of his signature ATZ100.
The Ibanez ATZ100 comes loaded with three DiMarzio Cruiser humbuckers. These single-coil-sized, dual-blade pickups exhibit the same harmonic overtones as a standard single-coil, along with open, vocal-sounding mids. That said, youâ€™ll benefit from humbucker-like output with loads of modern, low-end chunk. Youâ€™ll also enjoy added sustain, thanks to their low magnet pull. Beyond that, a 5-way blade switch, along with tone, neck tone, and volume knobs, unlocks a whole universe of useful tones. Andy Timmons is a versatile guitarist, and his signature guitar is equally as versatile â€” whatever tone youâ€™re hearing in your head, the ATZ100 can achieve it.
Developed in collaboration with Gotoh, the ATZ100â€™s Wilkinson-Gotoh VSVG tremolo is a vintage-style synchronized tremolo with superior tuning stability and enhanced sustain. It includes stamped saddles and a 6-screw design â€” although, per Andyâ€™s preference, only four of the six screws are installed. Thanks to the ATZ100â€™s VSVG tremolo, executing vibrato, warbles, and other expressive whammy effects is a breeze.