Hey all, I used to be a (reasonably) active member here a few years back but guitar kinda fell by the way side when the first born came along, but never the less over the last 6 months or so I've been steadily getting more and more play time and my JS
I'd wanted a JP Musicman for quite some time being a big Dream Theater Fan so decided to take the plunge and grab my first none ibanez guitar in about 13 years. The guitar was an ex demo from Guitarguitar in Glasgow. It seems very different to the JS
but I'd probably say I prefer this so far. If I'd had a choice I'd have liked the headstock to be matched but it kinda gives it a little more of a classic look as bare maple.
There is a also little birdseye up the neck which is a nice bonus, not that the pic captures that all too well.
The main thing I have noticed is riffing around on the lower strings sounds so much tighter than on the JS
, but it makes sense considering the different styles of music of the 2 players.
I have to say I'm amazed by this thing they really are incredible to play and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I haven't tried many guitars that would get more playtime than the JS1000 but this one definitely seems to be doing the job. Being my first none floyd guitar for a while I'm kinda missing the fine tuners but its a pretty minor inconvenience given that I can tune now without a tool kit.
I've attached a few pics below, but I'm sure you guys have seen these all before.
P.S. The body has now been wiped down after seeing these photos