Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Albuquerque, NM
I took a look at your pic. There are 3 pretty dead give-away's that make this guitar a very possible Chinese fake. #1: the monkey grip is way too large. #2: the tremolo looks like the cheap trem's the Chinese use on all their floyd rose type guitars. #3: From what I can see on the headstock, the Ibanez rule line (for lack of a better term) does not reach the tip. It looks like is falls quite a bit short. You can compare yours to the photo I attached. If you are happy with the way it plays and cosmetic inconsistencies are not important with you, than keep the guitar. I used to own a few Chinese fakes, but wasn't happy with the play-ability. Cosmetically, they look pretty darn nice, but I just couldn't play them to my standards...that's just me.