Price paid: $ 500
Purchased from: Guitar Center (Polish)
Sound — 8
I play usually rock/metal, mostly on high-gain settings and it's perfect - anyway, I consider this guitar as versatile, but I believe it's suits better for styles like metal etc. Sound is pretty bright, it's excellent both on distortion or clean - use 5 way pickup selector to choose from more bassy sound, to more blues tone or 'light' tone on neck pickup. I use it with no effects on Roland Cube 20X - I tried to use BOSS-MT2 but original sound with no effects is much better. Anyway, you can play whatever you want on this guitar.
Overall Impression — 10
It's the only guitar I have; I wouldn't change anything before buying; if it were stolen I would buy the same guitar definitely.:) Ibanez Edge III is excellent. Actually I can't compare it to other products because I haven't ever played a similiar class gear (it would be stupid to try to compare this to 200$ or 1800$ guitars:) ) I love it, but now I'm little bored of Floyd Rose bridge [using tremolo bar and changing strings - it's much different that changing strings in guitars with fixed brigde] but I wouldn't sell it anyway - I would keep it definitely.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I have it for just for 9 months but it's actually something to say. I play it at home but I play it very often, it's very comfortable; I use a tremolo a lot and it seems to be quite durable. Only flaw I found after few months is tone knob which got loosened inside - if you turn it to the max/min it will move just a bit, but it's stable. No injuries after 7 months; if you play hard, springs of the tremolo can create a small reverb-like effect - I've put a piece of tissue behind it and it's fine [anyway, it's not visible because you there's a cover on the back of the guitar. Nut on the jack input loosened a bit, so I screwed it to the max and it's ok:) I can rely on this guitar, it's excellent for that price.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Everything was set correctly in the factory, good action and properly set bridge; nothing more to say about it. No flaws found after all. Very nice shiny black paintjob; very durable, if you care about your gtr:) I didin't actually expected such good quality of production for that price.
Features — 10
Made in Indonesia; 24 jumbo frets; thin, very comfortable and fast neck, black, I would say piano finish, superstrat, Ibanez Edge III, INF3 [neck], INFS3 [middle], INF4 [bridge] - H-S-H, 5 way selector, 1 volume knob, 1 tone knob; locking nut; at my shop it came with pretty short cable, wrenches, backup spring, tremolo bar and pretty nice Warwick case.; no strap.