Price paid: $ 475
Purchased from: cascio interstate
Sound — 10
I'm a metalhead and this guitar is great for the soloing and low heavy stuff, but it certainly isn't limited to that. it's got a beatiful acoustic clean tone that can really be utilized by blues and bluegrass players as well as others. Great sustain especially for a bolt-on neck, which allows you to go far with tremolo dives and pinch harmonics. for the metalhead Who try this product, I run mine through a Marshall amp using nothing but an Ibanez Smashbox Distortion and a Dunlop Crybaby wah, and my goodness, it's an orgasmic sound.
Overall Impression — 10
Its sound is amazing and versatile. It's built to withstand life in the studio or on the road. Perfect for my metal destruction and it didn't burn a hole in my pocket. It's my Ibanez RG370DX and I'll tell you right now, if I make it as a famous musician one day, this is the guitar you're gonna see me with.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This is a take-anywhere Guitar, in the studio, on the stage, wherever. The RG370DX has a strong neck and a chip-resistant body, this beast can take a beating. The hardware checks out too, although I'll be replacing my pickups with something more specific for metal use, I would definately rely on the standard pickups in concert.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Everything on this guitar was intact and inthe right places on the beutiful black, polished, finished body, doing was it was supposed to do correctly, no problems here.
Features — 8
Like most RG bodies, each curve and cut away has a smooth yet jagged feel and the contoured basswood body means it won't weigh you down. A beautiful 24 jumbo fret rosewood fretboard graced with a shark tooth inlay, allows limitless exploration. As far as electoric setup, it's equiped with Ibanez stock pickups in the humbucker-single-humbucker style. Then you got ur volume and tone knobs along with a 5 way selector. it's all topped off with the Ibanez trademark edge pro locking trem.