My Blue Heaven
Blown Away. I have heard a lot about the Super 58 Custom pu and boy does it deliver. Great tones and reaction to volume and tone knob. From bright, crisp and clean to dark, mellow and hazy this guitar delivers. Played this for hours today through a Hot Rod Deluxe and was simply amazed by the clarity and response of this guitar. Played a few more hours through a Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker and this guitar rivals (sit down) a Gibson L-5 CES (which I own). I'm not saying its better, but man she plays and sounds nice. At the price I just got this at, $349, I would save the the 8K and buy a few of these. Set up from Sweetwater was perfect for most players with a nice low action with no buzz. I prefer a little higher action than most players so I gave her a little relief and raised the bridge a bit. Set the intonation. After 20 minutes, she was playing nice. I also took a straight edge to the frets first and ready for this - not a single high fret on the entire board - that is amazing. Ibanez does not get enough credit for quality control in my opinion.
About me, I am collector and have an addiction to guitars - cheap, expensive, name brand, generic, it does not matter. I love playing them (nearly 40 years now), working on them, and adding them to my collection. I have over 120 instruments currently and continue to get more. I have a ton of jazz boxes and this one is the best value I have ever seen or played. My only preference would be a gloss finish, but hey I'm not complaining the blue burst is beautiful. My wife who stays clear of the guitar loft, even commented on how pretty this guitar is.
Guess I'll be looking for a case for this one. I also am going to go ahead and buy the other Ibanez hollow body on special for $249 with the floating pu. How bad can it be? I am guessing it will be pretty darn good.
Thanks Sweetwater and Jared as always.