By: Josh from Ayden, NC
Your general opinion of this product.
I am very very pleased with this 8 string. I have been playing 7 string guitars for the past 10 years and decided it was time to move up another string (or down...whatever lol). I was trying to save for a prestige then Ibanez unveiled this one. I bought it immediately and could not be happier.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
So far I have not had a problem with this guitar at all. The hardware all works fine and I haven't had any problems with the electronics. I'd say this is a great instrument for people who can't afford a prestige but still want good quality.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
I'm usually not a fan of active pickups but the EMG 808 humbuckers in this guitar are very clean and evenly voiced. The F# doesn't sound muddy at all. Had considered swapping for Dimarzio but I think I'll stick with these for now. Much better than what comes in the cheaper 8 strings.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish on this guitar was amazing. From the rosewood fretboard to the gloss black paint and the white binding. Looks awesome!!! Wish they would make one inverted that's white with black binding but still very pleased with the way this guitar looks.