Awesome sub $500.00 axe!
I bought this guitar as an entry level guitar equipped with a Floyd style tremolo, since my previous guitars all have strat style trems. I've always heard to never buy an Ibanez model lower than an RG550, so I was really worried about this one. It arrived on time and very well packaged with no shipping damage. The guitar itself was as close to perfect as I probably could have asked considering it was a mail order. The action was super low with no fret buzzing or fret outs. I will still take it to a professional eventually for a proper setup, but that is something I would do with any new guitar. It was slightly out of tune, but that was expected too due to the neck settling a bit and climate changes. There were no sharp fret ends, loose frets/nut, or any loose or ill fitting parts. The finish was flawless with one exception. The plastic back plate for the tremolo springs was a bit scratched, but that is not a big deal. The maple neck on this thing is silky smooth and plays like butter. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone as an entry into RGs. The only things I would advise is to have it set up by a pro and eventually change the pickups to decent ones. The stock pickups aren't unplayable, but they aren't as articulate as I like and tend to be a bit muddy. This was my first purchase through Sweetwater, and I have to say I'm impressed. I really liked the bag of candy and magazines they included with my order. A very personal touch.