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If the AZ models had a fixed bridge version, I would buy one immediately, but unfortunately they don't. I'd like to find out what my other options are. I'd want something that gets both single coil tones and humbucker. Fixed bridge. I really like the AZ power tap sounds where it is split coil but you don't lose output. Is that exclusive to the AZ line?

What other options do I have? I prefer maple fretboards if possible.
Look past Ibanez if you haven't already. The Prestige AZs cost more than Suhrs which come fixed & maple & fully customizable. I regularly see some used minty Suhrs at the price of Premium AZs. Anderson, Gibson (not maple), Fender, etc. You can rewire a fixed-bridge to your liking not being stuck with Ibanez' over complicated AZ wiring & meh pickup choice. Sure you can block the bridge but that's unfortunately not a real hardtail. Good luck.
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