Sound — 9
Ok this really suprised me. The Ibanez infinity stock pickups actually have a great sound. I play it through a Crate 30w amp I can get lots of styles with the infinitys. The sound is rich and full for metal and distortion stuff. But you can get decent blues/classic rock from it too. The rhythm pickup is amazing for sweeping and solos. The sustain impressed me a little too. The only thing is that the pinch harmonics aren't that great on it, you have to be really spot on.
Overall Impression — 9
Ok I play metal and punk and I've been playing for around a year. Thisd guitar is great, both in looks and in playing. it's really better than a lot of expensive guitars, which is why I bought it. If was stolen I'd buy it again. The only thing bad is the pinch harmonics and the readjusting if you tune it down to drop c, ect. If you like changing tunings everyday you probaly shouldn't buy this. I just wish it had a black pickguard, but il probaly put one on soon anyway. but One more time, IT looks amazing and plays amazing.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I have not played this Live. But everything seems solid. I had the strap fall off once but thankfully I caught the guitar. The finish shoouldnt wear off I don't think. and the hardware seems durable. But then again I've only had this guitar for two weeks. but I would bring a backup just becausee.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Pretty much everything was fine. The neck just needs a little adjustment because the ninth fret keeps buzzing.Other than that the action was fine. Also as you heard the whammy bar is a little loose, but I'm not a huge whammy fan so it doesnt't bother me a lot But again this guitar looks amazing.
Features — 9
Ok So I switched my SG ex prophecy for this. It was made last year in... indonesia ahaha. it's got an insanely comfortable and flat wizard-II neck with 24 jumbo frets and sharktooth inlays. it's very easy to play on. it's a solid top. The white finish is amazing and contrasts perfectly wiht the black hardware. And if you don't know what an rg looks like, it's like a well "hornier" version of a Strat. The pickups are Ibanez stock infinity pickups, hsh style I think it's called. It has an edge III tremolo and 5 way selector Switch. 2 volume knobs. It also came with tools and a little cable.