For the money, this guitar is outstanding! It feels right, its light, and the pickups are pretty decent for stock pups. The fact that it comes with locking tuners is a pretty cool bonus!
I compared this model to the Prestige, and its pretty close. The fit and finish is excellent. I am going to drop in some Seymour Duncans. At that point, this guitar will be a killer!
Ibanez just makes outstanding instruments for the money. Very cool guitar for very little money. Not exactly a Fender, but its in that realm. The neck for me is super comfortable, and I love the satin finish!