I'm not going 5 stars because I'm sure you can pay 2 or 3 times as much for a guitar and it would actually be a better instrument (5 stars), but this is some serious bang for the buck. Love the PUs, full, fat tone, great dynamic range. But picking this one up and feeling the neck was what really clinched the deal for me. Amazing. I had an RG470, which also packs a lot of bang for the buck, but you do get what you pay for, and in this price range Ibanez produces a really great instrument. If you dont have the $$$ for this one, dont try one out, cause you will only torture yourself. As soon as I played one, I knew I had to have it.