The guitar came in to the country through kennedy *and straight to my house in PA. *
About the top it is about the nicest Flamed maple top I've seen on a Ibanez. But and It is a big but, I got it in the blue black burst finish and it dosn't really show the grain as well as I would have like. *Maybe in part because the stain just does not seem to be as deep as I think it should be. *Other notes on the notes about the guitar the neck is huge and a little hard to get used to, *but I find a bigger neck that you can really grab a of hold so much more comfortible. *and last the 1880 is the finest crafted ibanez I own, the frets are perfect(they are 1605 just so you know). *I like it way *more than my prestige, 2 s540fm, usrg30, and even my old fav Usa custom.