Price paid: A$ 1100
Purchased from: Wollongong Music Store
Sound — 9
I mostly play classic rock and rock and roll, a bit of metal and some funk. This guitar suit's me perfectly with amazing sustain, easy bending, a fast neck and great hardware! I'm using a Peavey Envoy 110 and a Marshall MG50DFX and it sounds great, especially on gain! On clean, on high volumes it does start to sound a bit muddy, but it's still awesome! It is not noisy at all, except on super high gain. It can play every style under the sun because of the flexibility in the pickup selector and the great volume an tone knobs.
Overall Impression — 10
I love this guitar, and it's prfect for my styles of music! I have been playing for about a year and have played many other guitars, but this one is by farthe best and easiest to play! If it were lost or stolen I would probably get another one or if not one similar with a Floyd Rose and whammy bar. I love how easy it is to play and it's not too heavy. My favourite feature is the super fast and smooth wizard II neck, it's great! I tried out a few strats and epiphons and this one is by far the best, great buy! The only thing I wish it had is a Floyd Rose locking system and whammy bar.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have played with it Live a few times and it's awesome, no problem! The hardware looks great and I think that it will last for ages, although I might get some new pickups eventually, just to see the difference. The strap buttons are really strong and I use them all the time and I trust them completely! I probably wouldn't use it a gig without a backup, because you never know, although I have done it once before and it was fine. The finish looks fantastic and really glossy, but needs to bwiped with a cloth every now and then because of finger marks and hand prints all over it, because it's black.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was set up perfectly, no problems. And the pickups were exactly how they should be. Verything was completely properly set up with no flaws and all the tuning pegs work really well! It looks really nice and is just a simple black, but looks awesome when shredding and flaying some funky riffs!
Features — 10
This guitar was made in 2007 in Japan. It's got 24 JUMBO frets on a 5-piece Wizard II neck thru for brain melting sustainability! The Fretboard is made of bound rosewood and it's got a mahogany wings body. My one has a black, shiny finish with one Ibanez Infinity 1 neck pickup, and one Ibanez Infinity 2 pickup(what it came with). It's got a 5 way pickup selector and 2 knobs, one for volume and the other for tone.