For all live electric guitar, we use this! Flipside bought it at a garage sale!!
I still use this from time to time, and live, I tend to use it for drop tunings and as a backup. It works fine, though running it through a solid state amp in the neck or middle position will make it sound very unorganic, so I advise that this be paired with a tube amp (kinda goes against my "entry level" point from earlier). But I digress. This was my first electric guitar, and it was a great one. I took this thing to battle of the bands at age 12, and still played it at gigs come age 15. The humbuckers can still make it useful for recording when you are primarily a single coil guitar user as I am, if you want to add a double over a section to thicken the tone.
The Ibanez GAX70 was my first guitar that I could buy, and it was a pleasure to support my learning on it. I think it is an instrument that allows the configuration of a "low action", have a very nice comfortable neck, and, its tone is versatile. I sold it because in those days I didn't really know what I needed and wanted for get in the music style that i like. However, compared to many other guitars (low-range price and thas include some mid-range price to) even after twenty years, i can say the Ibanez GAX70 its a good guitar to get start.
Even though mine only has two nobs still great tone. I feel it goes great with 10 strings and peavy viper amp. This was my first guitar I bought used I quickly named it “Bastard” because not even the guys who sold it to me knew where it came from.
Very versatile and forgiving. It has the most thin neck I've ever found and a transparent sound. You get the widest range/variation of feel/tones when going from bridge to middle to neck positions. Use the tone controls as well. You'll be amazed. Every time I demo equipment I use this guitar because I know what I can expect, given its wide spectrum. Great for most genres.