Hoshino USA sets up all Ibanez guitars they distribute.
Let me give you the numbers and you tell me what "setup" they do.
20,000 guitars per month, 20 "checkers" [this is their term for them, not 20 techs, 20 "checkers"]. So each "checker" has to do 1000 guitars a month. Figure 22 work days in a month, each "checker" is responsible for 45 guitar a day. 5.6 minutes to get a guitar from a pallete, unpacket, check it, test it, and repack it. The unpack and repack eat a minute each so you've got a guitar in your hand for 3 minutes. The inspection alone is going to eat another minute, as is the test [if it's a real test], leaving, 1.6 minutes to actually do anything to the guitar. You are very fortunate if the guitar is in tune when you get it from any distributor.
From a famous 3bay seller from Japan.
Who is very well known for not touching a thing so you got the setup from the factory. The stores that wholesale them to him are absolutely not touching them. So it's so laughable for you to claim the intonation was perfect on a guitar with a bridge in factory jig saddle alignment. The ony way it's even close to intonated is if it's checked open and 12th [or harmonic] on a tuner accutate to 1 cents. I've never gotten a single guitar that had anything other than a factory jig setup on the bridge and guaranteed none of them are in correct intonation by any stretch, even by accident.
Guitars from the distributor may or may not be in tune, usually will not even have the pads tight so pads fall off during shipping, and have not been "setup" of truely adjusted since they left the factory, which setup the guitar to the standard of the individual that did the job, 2-12 months ago.