Got her today, brand new in all the original packing un touched, un opened by anyone since the factory.
The humidity here wreaks havoc on wood tho, much back bow when I tested her out. A small adjustment to release some tension and off we go.
I have only played her through my Korg Pandora and some headphones as the wife and boy were sleeping, but I like what I hear !
The coil taps are the 2 black rocker switches near the lower horn and the pickup config is controlled by the 3-way toggle near the volume and tone knobs. It has a decent output from the stock pups in full on hum mode and obviously twangier in single mode, noisy also, but I also know that some was caused by some lighting fixtures nearby. at anyrate, basswood body, maple necka dn rosewood fretboard are the materials and her tone is solid in all the positions w and w/out coil tapping. you can get the scooped "quack" tone of a strat using the middle position and the taps or full on grind with the hums running normally. I was quickly able to dial in a nice "woman tone" as well as a decent tool-esque dissonance with some good distinction of notes.
The guitar is made in Indonesia and overall the quality is pretty good.
I found one dink from either something loose in the box or a careless worker that dinged her near the upper bout/ horn maybe 0.5mm across.
at any rate, the frets are fully dressed and the neck feels GREAT ! espcially with the satin finish provided (my fave)
Overall WELL WELL worth the $279.00 I paid shipped to my door, I think its probably one of the better deals I've ever found on a new piece of gear. I would recommend trying one out if you have a need for a hard tail 6 sting. mine is to be used for general duty as well as alternate tunings which I have been playing around in lately.
TRY IT... YOU'LL LIIIIKE IT !
top is the Ibanez JTK-1 in butterscotch, bottom is my '63 Gibson Melody Maker, retro and retro-trashy...me LIKES !