Price paid: $ 441
Purchased from: Tampereen Musiikki
Sound — 9
The guitar is very good for rock and metal. I use it with a self-customed Ibanez amp. The 5-way switch makes my guitar playing so much easier and gives a large variety of sounds. The whammy-bar is extremely useful too. Sometimes, when playing quitly, you can hear a buzzing sound, but it doesn't really matter. To make things easy 'n' simple I'll just say: I love the sound of this guitar.
Overall Impression — 9
I play mostly rock through the '60s to the '90s, this is a great match for me. This is definately my best guitar (I have four), and if I'd break or lose this guitar etc. I'd get this one again. I love the 24 frets and thin neck, awesome for playing solo's. I just wish I'd be a better player, so I could take this guitar to it's limits.
Reliability & Durability — 10
If you want a cheapish, but still great guitar for gigs, this is the guitar you want to get. This guitar has never let me down, and it has been trough quite a lot. Actually, I haven't even had a backup guitar with me for most of my gigs, and I wasn't even nervous about it. Everything will definately last!
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar came nearly perfect out of the facory, the only irritating thing is that the locks at the end of the neck don't really work. The press the strings so that the tone goes up a step on some strings (or then I just haven't figured out how to use them correctly).
Features — 9
The Ibanez RG350DX that I own (later on just referred as "guitar"), was made in 2005. It has 24 frets, and the neck is rather thin. The neck is bound rosewood with a maple top, while the body is basswood. The body colour is white, neck colour black with white shark tooth inlays and it has a light, glittery pickguard. It has a wizard II neck, INFS3 single coil, INF3 and INF4 humbuckers, 5 way selector, and Edge III bridge. The guitar has one black, unlabeled volume control, and one unlabeled tone control. The guitar has a locking system, but I don't use it, because it doesn't work very well. It also has a whammy-bar.