#2
i have one and its not terrible, but after playing on my razorback and switching to this ibanez for dropped tunings, its realm of crapiness is very noticable plus i just hate ibanez necks. I would go for something like a cheap Dean, but thats just me.
#3
Well,I'm not too sure about the SAS36,but I have an SA160QM which is discontinued.
Pros:
1)Solid,I bumped it on my table once and there wasn't any scratch.
2)Light
3)Slim and flat neck,but not too thin till it gives you cramps.

Cons:
1)Bridge's not very stable.
2)Frets are pretty small
MY GEAR
Ibanez SA160QM
Laney HCM10
Squier Bullet Strat
MXR Carbon Copy
Zoom Tri Metal
Modtone Flanger(mini)
EHX LPB-1
Korg Pitchblack
Timtone acoustic