I recently won an EBay auction for an Ibanez J-Custom RG-ARCH1. *It *was from a Hong Kong seller, so I was a bit nervous. *But...they were extremely professional and very easy to deal with! *They shipped the guitar Friday, and it just arrived to me today! *Now THAT's fast! *
First impression: *I'm blown away! *it's GORGEOUS! *Much, much more beautiful than I'd expected. *Pictures truly do not do this guitar justice! *Now, I'm at work, so I don't have an amp to plug it into. *But, just acoustically, it's got the best resonance of any Ibanez I've ever played (and I've played a LOT of Ibanez'!) *It just sings! *Set up perfectly, the action is the stuff dreams are made of. *It's in incredible shape too , with only 3 VERY minor clear coat dings which are only even visible in the right light. *Overall quality is staggering...much better than the countless JEM/JS
/PGM/UV models I've owned, and a definite step above any of the UCEW's I've had. *In fact, I sold a couple of UCEW's to help get the ARCH *
*It was a gamble, but...one definitely worth taking! *
Can't wait to get it home tonight!