i've been gas'ing for an esp ec-500 (the biding on the 1000 is a little over the top for my tastes), and then i ran across the ibanez art100 (or the soon-to-be art400) and i was wondering if anybody here has first hand experience with them.
neck shape, build quality, sustain
not too concerned about pickups
I don't know about the ec-500's but the ec-1000's would absolutely blow that Ibanez away.
Ovation Celebrity
Schecter C-1 Classic
Peavey Valve King 112
i believe there was already a thread about this.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
I would go so far as to say the ART300 is equal or comparable to the EC500.
But the ART100 may not be.
Epiphone Les Paul goldtop (EMG 81/85)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Fender Telecaster MIM
Epiphone SG Special
Jay Turser JT200 Serpent (GFS Crunchy Rails/Crunchy Pat)
Dean V-Coustic
Ovation Celebrity
Bugera 333-212
Crate Blue Voodoo 120H