Gotta love ibanez
I'll preface this with ,I'm still a pretty green beginner. Am three yrs into playing / learning, two with a teachers guidance on and off. In my infancy of playing I've yet to overcome my need/want to be perfect..... So all in all I'm only slightly better than a complete newbie.....that all being said , I've gotten to know quite a bit about a lot of these mid grade mass produced guitars. I've got no other real hobby so I've acquired quite a few of these $500 range guitars... Overall this guitar is right up there . The fit and finish is perfect , only slight manufacturing scuffs in slightest at screw points here and there. The hardware is as good if not better than any of my other mid range guitars. I'm still getting to know the bridge (edge zero-2) and it seems quite awesome....yet I must say its my first experience with a "Floyd type" bridge. The fine tuning is about as far as I've gotten and it is amazingly accurate, and hold tune excellently . Tuners are very fine and the locking nut being my first ,is a adjustment but worth it ..can't believe how well this guitar stays in tune, (it's amazing for a tremolo )..the neck is thin and smooth, fretwork is excellent. Neck finish feels as if there's no finish, almost can feel the grain. If I had to pick a negative , and I mean had to....I'd say the pickups are just ok. A little on the shallow side , not a lot of depth of tone . But that's being overly critical IMO as I'm no shredder..,yet. I've seen no issue to give pause in suggesting to anyone to buy this guitar as a whole. It is very versatile with the HSH pickups and the low ,thin and fast neck. Has a great tremolo and like I said stays in tune very well. If you did your research and your on the fence about this guitar , don't give it a second thought....just click buy! You won't be let down.