Ibanez AZ MAR10, Lavender Metallic Matte
The Ibanez MAR10 Mario Camarena Signature features a beautifully roasted maple neck with shark tooth inlays, American basswood body in lavender metallic matte, jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups, Gotoh tremolo bridge and machine heads, dyna-MIX 9 switching system, chrome hardware and gig bag.
Roasted Maple fretboard w/White Sharktooth inlay: Heat-treatment treatment provides a well-balanced attack and tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
The Super All Access Neck Joint offers superior playability with its 8mm concave curve from the body top to the spherical surface of the joint area. By maximizing the joint area between the body and the neck, sustain and resonance are increased as well.
Seymour Duncan Hyperion Pickups feature a moderate output through Alnico-5 magnets to keep the clarity of the fundamental tone when using a distortion sound, and to deliver a clear pick attack. From treble to bass, the overall tonal balance is evenly adjusted., and works well with various effect pedals.
dyna-MIX 9 offers nine sound variations, and can easily switch between humbucker and single coil modes with just the mini switch. One mode is even able to simulate a humbucker sound from the combination of the 2 single coil pickups.
Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge features steel saddles and a die-cast zinc tremolo block for a quick response and improved articulation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. Its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
Luminescent side dot inlay position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
Graphtech TUSQ XL nut/Stainless Frets. The super smooth Graph Tech® nut increases tuning stability, sustain and clarity of sound. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
Who are CHON?
In the past eight years, CHON have gone from playing local shows in their hometown of San Diego to a spot on the Billboard 200 and tours with Animals As Leaders and Circa Survive. The easiest category to put CHON in would be "instrumental," but that doesn't do the band justice. On their debut full-length Grow, CHON incorporate prog rock and jazz with lightning quick picking, staccato drumming and buoyant melodies, creating a sound that's fresh, exciting and wholly their own. (They even add vocals to a couple songs, "Can't Wait" and "Echo.") There are intricacies to the songs on Grow, but the band's approach to writing music is simple and organic. "We have fun writing this kind of music," says guitarist Mario Camarena. "We don't take it too seriously; it's just music we naturally write. I hope people who enjoy our stuff have fun listening to it."
- Neck type: AZ Oval C/Roasted Maple neck
- Top/back/body: American Basswood body
- Fretboard: Roasted Maple fretboard/Sharktooth inlay
- Fret: Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
- Number of frets: 24
- Bridge: Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge
- Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S) middle pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Factory tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
- String gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Hardware colour: Chrome