My First Ibanez
By: Dave C. from Philadelphia, PA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Have only owned it for a month or so, but it seems like it could hold up to some wear & tear. Everything seems solid to me.
Your general opinion of this product.
Waited for years to find an RG model with a fixed bridge and the h/s/h pickup configuration. Finally found this guitar. Couldn't be happier. Looks great, sounds killer, and seems put together really well.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Thicker gauge strings made a big difference in tone. I've often heard people complain about INF pickups, however I have no gripe with their sound. I will someday swap them out for some Dimarzios as I have on my other two guitars, but for now they sound fine. Excellent for hard rock/metal and pretty damn good for blues and jazz/fusion.
How did the stain or paint job look?
No stain or paint, natural unfinished wood. Looks fantastic, however should have had a coat of tung oil or polyeurothane on it to protect it. The wood is nice and smooth but somewhat soft and could be stained very easily. My only gripe with this guitar.