Price paid: $ 250
Purchased from: Hauers Music Store
Sound — 10
This guitar will suit any music style. When I bought it I was playing stuff like Cky, Death and Metallica, hard rock and metal stuff like that. After a while I got back into Eric Clapton, who had been my inspiration to play guitar, so I started playing light rock, and jazz, this guitar gets the job done. At the moment I am playing it through a DigiTech RP100 multi-effects pedal, and a little Peavey Rage 158 amp, not the best amp, but it works.
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar will cover anything from jazz, to death metal, it's a great guitar and is one of the best Ibanez's in my opinion. When I bought this gutiar, the electric was a Squier Bullet, so needless to say this was a huge upgrade. I love everything about this guitar and would put it up to any Gibson, or anybody's guitar period. If it was stolen or lost, I would be upset, because this guitar is discontinued, and I would have enough money to custominze a guitar like that. I would reccomend this guitar to anybody.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar can withstand anything, its built tough. I know that when I playing in my room, or in front of people, I know it won't give up on me, it will last a long, long time, and I would use this guitar without a backup. The finish looks good, looks like it will last a long time, but the fretboard as some wear on it, but other than that, it's fine.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action when I bought it was ok, I ended up having to go get the neck readjusted bacause my strings started to produce dead notes. The bridge pickup is very close to the strings so it has a very high output, but it killed the sustain on solos. The guitar did contain a small chip like flaw in it, but it didnt effect anything at all.
Features — 8
I'm not sure what year it was made in, but it was made in Korea. It has 24 jumbo frets with a wizard 2 neck, rosewood fretboard and maple neck. I got mine in a awsome jewel blue finish. It's kind of got a Strat body style, more pointer than a Strat. I was lucky enough to get this guitar used, it was customized also which was great. It didn't come with stock pickups which I was glad because I read that the stock pickups were bad. This great guitar came with a Dimarzio X2n Dp102 in the bridge, a Fender red Lace sensor in the middle, and I never did find out what the neck pickup was, all I know is it's a Dimarzio, all passive pickups. It has a master volume knob and one tone knob, with gives me some tone comtrol, but I would of rather it had 2 tone knobs, Its got a floyd rose lisensed trem, a low trs I belive. It also came with a nice gig bag. People want to know why I got this guitar so cheap with all new pickups, its because there is a little ding in the body that you can't even see from 3 inches away.