The Ibanez ARZ series is quite new to the market. It was introduced in 2011 and the most popular models of this series include: ARZ307 featuring seven strings, ARZ400 (a six-string model featuring an affordable price) and ARZ700 and ARZ800 with active EMG pickups. This series is based on a classic Ibanez Artist design but has a single cutaway body shape stuffed with modern electronics. It also features a set-in neck with 24 frets, a long 25 scale length and several more features designed specifically for heavy music. Speaking in general this series is for those who like the Les Paul design but wants to play extremely hard music with it. The ARZ guitars are considered to be the best guitars for metal and rock by the majority of musicians.