Re: My two new babies from Ibanez (pic)
Yeah, China. I think that's the reason the price is pretty reasonable for what you get. I've looked mine over head to toe and it's immaculate. The fit and finish is fantastic. The tailpiece and bridge are great. The fine tuners are a really nice touch. The maple top is even nicer in person. The only issue I've had so far is a bit of binding at the nut with the G string. But hey, it's only 1 week old.
The only thing I don't like, and this is far from the only guitar designed this way, is that the volume pots are located in the same order as the pickups, so the bridge pot is right in the middle. I'd much rather have it be the first pot as the bridge pickup sees a lot more action. Personally, I could get buy with a single volume control and no tone pot. The Paul Gilbert model is the perfect layout if you ask me.
The RGA case is really nice. I hadn't seen it pryor to getting the guitar. When I opened it up, I was really surprised at how nicely it cradles the guitar. My Washburn N4 case is actually really similar, but much smaller.