typical great Ibanez product
By: cherokeesteve from Channahon, Illinois, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This is based on a combination of nicks and scratches and the first one I bought (not from AMS) had a tuner mounted crooked, enough so that when you turned the tuning head it hit the head stock. From my experience with many Ibanez instruments this is not typical for Ibanez.
How has it stood up over time?
Time will tell. Seems sturdy, I've had good reliability with other Ibanez products.
Your general opinion of this product.
Great sounding guitar, nice appearance.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Love the controls, on board tuner is great. Heavy feel but also solid feel. Wide neck, I like it but I've got descent sized hands and fingers.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Bright, clear sound. Awesome.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Few nicks and scuffs, mainly on the headstock. I don't expect perfection when something has to be shipped all the way from China.
How was the action out of the box?
Thought the action was great, no problems picking or barring chords up the neck.