my dad first bought this guitar from a friend a while back in 2005. When i first got my hands on this guitar i felt happy though young stupid me didn't realise it was is shit condition the Floyd rose didn't even keep the guitar in tune! But after repairs it was good as new and i could play again. id give this guitar an 8/10
When it comes to guitars, Ibanez is usually one of the first brands I look towards. Rather I'm playing with Cardiastro, or doing my own stuff. I've always found uses for this guitar. It's thin neck often drives people away, but honestly, I couldn't tell. The Edge 3 tremolo is quite nice, I would change it for an original floyd, however, I'm way too lazy to do so, and it does it's job just fine for me. The pickups have quite a bit of variety. The neck pickup alone is nice and warm, but at the same time not muddy. The single coil sounds okay on it's own, but I prefer to have it alongside one of the humbuckers, for a slightly less clank in the sound. I believe this was supposed to come with a black whammy bar, but mine came with a silver one, because the shop couldn't find the original XD.
The sound of this guitar is quite good. Also clean it sound quite nice. Too bad it detunes when using the whammy. With the floyd rose lock it isn't supposed to do.. Even though I think it is still a great guitar. It just doesn't fit my style. I really like the Fender Strats...