#1
On Craigslist, a guy is selling an Ibanez s520ex guitar with the same exact wiring and pickups as the Ibanez js1000 guitar, with a roadrunner case, all for 200 USD.

I was wondering if that was a good deal or not, and what i should look for in regards to possible major flaws on the guitar.
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I don't recommend passive pickups for any kind of blues tone. Ideally, you'd want a passive pickup with a reasonably low level of output.
#2
Yeah thats a good deal. Look for fret wear, neck warping, broken hardware. Play it first and check for fret buzz and use both knobs and all 5 pickup positions to check for any broken electronics. Also look at the knife edges on the trem to insure they are are not damaged.