Submitted February 8, 2004 by a customer from hotmail.com
"She's cheap to run, but as classy as silk. She's a screamer, but only when you want her to be, and she looks a million dollars!"
Not perfect, but damn near and the value of this guitar is incredible. This was my first electric guitar, and 1 yr later, i base all of my new guitar purchases on her. This was the guitar I learnt on. She took some beatings and never gave up on me. This is the best value guitar i know of!
This gitars sound is absolutely incredible. When i tried it in the shop i knew it was the one. When i took it home, i fell in love. The pickups are absolutely perfect for this guitar. They are high output powersound pickups and yes you will find them on many more expensive s and RG models. The distorted sound is so crunchy, rich, and it screames like a pissed off banshee when you throw the volumes up. The great thing though is that when you roll down the volume there is no muddiness, and you are able to play clean rhythms with ease and no painstaking EQ adjustment. This is a pick up and play guitar!
My guitar came with a gig bag and a new set of strings for free. Of course those powersound pickups are its main feature, but its lighter alder body provides a bright but rich tone. It has a 3 way selector which is all you'll need and in black, its got that whole Ibanez look to a tea. Im not sure what the neck is made from, but its very smooth and easy to get broken in to.
The quality of materials in this guitar are of aircraft quality! Every part is fitted so perfectly and it all works together! The paint and finish is flawless as well as the wiring, and the parts are real ibanez parts, and its set up like a $5000 custom ibanez. Its made by ibanez, and not by a crappy cheap division like squier. Its made from alder, the pickups are used on many models up the ibanez line. (the $800 RG3120 for example!) Also there is no annoying single coil in the way like the upper ibanez models using these pickups! its as solid as a rock, but not as heavy, as sexy as your favourite cover girl, but without the mental baggage, and no matter how many times you "play" her, she never moans about it!
This is $150 bucks. Come on this is crazy pricing. I dont know Ibanezs logic, but its payin off, theyre sold out in New zealand. How many guitars in this price range offer such a flawless package and with so many features and sound quality. I paid $250 USD for it but thats cos New Zealand has crazy prices anyway but even then, its a monster value packsge. if you are a new person to guitar and you want the street cred of an ibanez, but without the painfulk saving up, buy it. And she'll teach you how to tune until you get those locking tuners!
I say ten cos i never needed to call the music shop or anything!
The Wow Factor
This guitar look, feels and plays like a prestige ibanez way up the line. Its a great guitar which was also my first guitar. SHES NOT OBSOLETE AS I USE HER ALL THE TIME! The pictures dont do her justice!
Hard rock, Alternative, most metals, but not nu metal
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