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If you are looking for an affordable, yet dependable instrument to add to your collection, the Ibanez ART100 is a solid choice. The stock hardware isn't anything to hoot about and the body and neck are smothered by polyurethane, but it's a good guitar otherwise.
Great Ibanez feel. Replace the stock pickups with a set of EMGs and you have yourself a cheap guitar that feels like it plays the same as a guitar that costs a thousand.