Having checked out the AZ line, and getting a Kiesel Delos I'd go with the Kiesel 100% of the time. They just released a model called the Theos which is aimed right at the AZ line /Suhr . For 1600 you get a 4a top, chambered body, and roasted maple neck. Their roasted necks feel better to me too. For the money they are hard to beat IMO. They also come in 6 and 7 string multi scale for a little more. You also get to pick your options and can send in your own pickups to be installed.