What is your overall opinion of this product?
This Guitar is in every way as good as Gibson's ES.I still can't believe the price! I always wanted an ES but didn't want to pay the Gibson prices and wasn't that impressed with the Epiphone quality. If this sounds familiar this maybe your answer.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The quality is great period, it works great for Jazz,Blues,Rock and even today's modern country. Of course it doesn't have that Tele twang but it will cover clean chording and rippin rock style leads that genre now uses.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Feels great. smooth action, didn't have to adjust anything Ibanez really got this Guitar right! controls are as they should be.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
Tone is beautiful. You can get everything from bright to dark. Nice full body sounding humbuckers.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Stain is beautiful! looks like a finish you would expect on a more expensive Guitar.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I got a lot more than I was expecting for the price. it doesn't period! its the best semi-hollow body for the price hands down.
How was the action out of the box?
perfect. I usually have to make minor adjustments but not with this Guitar.