Just purchased first Ibanez (prestige). Few questions.
I've been lurking around these forums for a few weeks now (Rich and Jemsite, you guys are hilarious; there should be a forum dedicated to you guys debating). I've been looking at buying an Ibanez for a long time and the RG652AHM generally seems to get a lot of praise. I wasn't able to get my hands on one as nobody around seems to have one in stock. I'm not sure if it's because demand is high or stores generally just don't stock prestige models due to people wanting them brand new. I ended up purchasing one through MusiciansFriend being that they had a 15% off discount going on.
A few questions:
It's on backorder with an ETA of June 5th, I'm assuming because it's currently sitting in a ship container either at sea or at a dock. Are ETA's generally accurate or are they a shot in the dark by retailers; might I be waiting weeks or months? I've heard that containers can sit at the dock for a long time before being unloaded into Ibanez's hands in the states. Also, wouldn't the humidity and temperature of sitting in a container for months on end have an effect on the wood?
Lastly, why is the 652AHM (really any 2015-2016 prestige model) such a highly praised guitar? I was reading here that someone thought they were the best models to come out in over a decade. If that's true, what makes this line so unique?