Ive had this a little while. I actually picked it up the same day as i got the 540s in my other thread, so a double NGD
I'd been on the look out for a nice SZ for a while. Love the shape, but fancied something nicer than the SZ320 (although the white ones do keep tempting me) and i find the inlays on the SZ520s a little much, and the SZ720 has way too many inlays for my liking.
I waited for quite a while before one of these came up!
Korean Prestige, plays beautifully and sustains for days.
When i got it, the cosmo hardware looked horrible, all worn and black. Finding new hardware is a bit of a challenge due to the Gibraltar Custom bridge. it has a Huge sustain block, which means it costs £200. They also dont use them on many guitars, so you dont tend to see them for sale on ebay etc either. I wanted to replace all the hardware with Chrome, as it doesnt wear like the cosmo, and would look good with the black guitar. i couldnt find a bridge in chrome, but i did find one in black.
I bought a new tail piece in black, got some new pickup rings (which happened to be exactly the same size) and new knobs. I did get a new black switch, but the ibanez one has more poles that the one i bought, so i can use it without re-doing all the wiring. For now, i just used the black nut and washer on the old switch.