Most Underrated Ibanez
Riffing through some of the collection tonight and couldn't find a thread on the topic so I'm starting one.
Out of all of the Ibby's that I love, the guitars that I don't see a great deal of discussion/respect for are the Blazer reissues (BL1025/BL850) from 1997-1998.
I've not played the BL1025 (if anyone's selling one, I'm still looking!), but I now own 4 of the BL850s, and they're remarkably consistent in their quality.
It's got the classic V7 S7 V8 pickup combo in an Alder body, and to me it just sounds and plays fantastic. It's almost closer to a vintage styled RG550 than anything "Strat" related, and has one of the most comfortable thick necks I've ever played, with tone for days.
It's gotten to the point that it's a near compulsion for me to buy these whenever they pop up, given the quality of the guitar, and the low prices they usually sell for....so I guess the lack of notoriety worked out well for me.
I can't think of a better playing, feeling, sounding guitar that is so IMO criminally underrated.
What are some of your favorite unsung heroes of Ibanez history?