Price paid: $ 300
Purchased from: Daddys Junky Music
Sound — 7
Suits my style well but the pickups aren't the best. I'm thinking about switching them out for some emgs or seymour duncans. I'm using is with a 20 watt Fender practice amp which is a really cheap amp. Soon I'll be getting a new amp (don't know what yet) The veriety of guitar sounds are average but I bought this guitar for its distortion. The clean sound is o.k, but the distortion is great. It is very crunchy and meaty even with the stock pickups.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall, this guitar is great for jamming on. it's good for any rock style of music. It is a great guitar all around and I love the heavy sound you can get out of it, even with a horrible practice amp. If it were lost I'd probably buy something else though. I wish it had better pickups but the stock ones are fine. I wish it also had a better Floyd Rose. For the price this guitar is great. I recomend it to any young musician just starting out playing guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 6
This guitar will not stand Live playing. It works very well for jamming with but it would not hold up in a Live show. The strap buttons get lose after about a day or two of playing. I drop this guitar constantly and yet it hold up perfectly. Also, I've found my dog chewing on the knobs but they still work perfectly.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar was set up good at the factory although the Floyd Rose isnt great quality. I find it still getting out of tune some how, and shortly after I about a month after I bought it I had to bring it back to the store to get the action set up. Other than that I haven't had any problems with it.
Features — 8
Ibanez wizard II neck, which is very fast and fluint. Includes a licensed Floyd Rose. Solid body with 2 stock Ibanez humbuckers. (not sure witch ones) Ebony fretboard, white binding around the neck, lightning bolt inlays and 24 frets. One volume knob and one tone. 5 way selector switch. Standard Ibanez headstock. Mine is dark maroone with black hardware.