Submitted June 1, 2018 by Carmen R in Marlton , NJ
"Just keeps getting better!!!"
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I wrote the above review as well. I wanted to elaborate more now that I've had it a while.
This guitar is worth every penny and then some. It sounds and plays like a dream. The frets are immaculate and the fret ends are beautifully rounded. The neck is on the bigger side, think wide fat prs Profile.
The pickups!!!!! My god the pickups. I would put these in every guitar I own if I could. They are a Ibanez paf style jobber and they are warm and round and they sound amazing with every pedal and amp I own. Every day I am more and more shocked by how good this guitar is. Just so whoever reads this knows for comparisons sake, I have owned and own many guitars ranging in price from 3500-300 so I have played intensively at every price point and this guitar can hold its own against anything. It's true. The pots are outstanding. I have a 2016 les Paul studio and it's garbage next to this guitar. When I roll the volume down on my lp it jumps drastically and makes it difficult to find the sweet spot on the fly. The way the pots work on this Ibanez blows my mind. Did I mention the pickups. Wow!!! It's a beautiful guitar. The only thing I can say bad is it has that real thick finish that I mentioned before in my other review but that's honestly not a big deal considering how this guitar plays and sounds. It's amazing and it's all I want to play. I have written new music on it and it keeps inspiring me to write and to play constantly. I've been searching desperately for a guitar like this and I found it. I never thought it would be a semi hollow and I never thought it would be an Ibanez. I have always played strats mostly and I have been trying to find a double humbucker guitar for years. I've been through quite a few and I've spent thousands and thousands searching and I love this guitar. At the end of the day my opinion is just that, an opinion but as I'm sure you guys know , you learn a lot on the journey and this lesson was a shocker!! The build quality is fantastic and it plays so so good. If your on the fence please give it a shot. For 1000 bucks you can get an unbelievable semi hollow that is beautiful and plays like a dream. For reals. I'm so serious about this I have written 2 reviews.
There is a 3 way toggle switch that only applies to the neck pickup. Parallel, single and series. its wonderful for leads. I play rythym in parallel or single and then throw it into series for a volume and gain boost for leads. It's just a great guitar. Truly!
I of course bought this from zZounds and I just want to say that I will continue buying my gear from zZounds. I love you guys! Thanks!!
I wouldn't mess with it at all. For me it's perfect the way it is. Down the road I may add another toggle for the bridge pup but honestly idk if I would want anyone to mess with it because I love it and if it got messed up or changed in some way I would be homocidal!!!
It's top notch. Like I said the wiring and pots and pickups are wonderful. Even the knobs are nice
Ease of Use
Plays like butter
Build quality is wonderful.
Amazing value! For 1000 it plays better than guitars that are twice the price and more.
Haven't needed it
The Wow Factor
It's beautiful and it always turns heads
I play, write, collect and record as a hobby.
Blues, rock, jazz etc.
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