Excellent buy. Sounds and looks great.
By: Dan S from Jacksonville, FL, USA
Your general opinion of this product.
I am thrilled with this guitar. Because it is made in China and has 'Ibanez' on the head stamp it costs about a quarter what it would if had a 'Gibson' logo on it. And IMO, it is every bit as good as far as quality, look, feel, and sound.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very well made. I've had it about two weeks so can't speak to the dependability too much, but I've played the heck out of it so far and I see no potential issues.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Though I've been playing for a couple decades this is actually my first non solid body electric guitar, so I don't have another semi to compare it to, but I love the tone. Nice all around melodic, singing tone. Very versatile with the 3 position selector switch, capable of nice biting leads too. Playing through my 100 watt Fender Frontman the pick ups have plenty of juice even on low volume levels. If I could only own one guitar, and it had to be this one, I could definitely live with that.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Absolutely gorgeous. I rolled the dice and got the Tobacco Brown and I couldn't be happier. The pictures don't do it justice. It looks like a classic violin type finish, just the right amount of color, gloss and wood grain. Binding and trim is perfect. This guitar easily looks like a $1,000 to $1,500 baby, IMO. Very impressed, as is everyone else that has seen it.