Re: About Premium (Ibanez S 970) quality ?
Hi everyone,, Im Joe,,, I manage a small Music Store here in Australia. I myself also collect alot of guitars..... Main reason is so I am able to inform customers on various guitars and for my own playing pleasure,, I have studied lots of guitars.. I have looked at the overall build quality and tested out the playability of Fender, Gibson and Ibanez guitars plus a few others.. Keeping it as short as I can,,, I will tell everyone my thoughts on Ibanezs Premium guitars including Steve Vai's Jem70V Premium guitar... Playability on all Premium guitars is fantastic.... Sound varies depending on what pickups are in the guitar but this really just depends on ones taste .............. The only negative I see is that none of the Premium range guitars are finished off to a high enough level for the $ that Ibanez retail these at... From a RG1xxv that I have,, to the RG870QMZ and to the Jem70V and other Premiums,,, Everyone I have seen have minor problems with areas on the guitar that have missed being painted correctly.. these areas are places such as around the inside of the neck-bolt recesses, the area where the bridge sits, and other hard to get at places... When paying a Premium price , we should really get a premium job.. However your main concern is the playability and sound, than the premium range is fantastic!