Re: Noob needs Ideas
Personally I wouldn't recommend a Korean made Ibanez. Some will disagree and say they are great, but I prefer Japanese Ibanez stuff because it seems a little more consistent.
Edwards are indeed a step below ESP, but that shouldn't be surprising as ESP are flawlessly built and cost a small fortune. Most people will tell you that Edwards are at least as good as Prestige (Japanese) Ibanez, if not better, in terms of quality. You get one hell of a guitar for the money, I know that much. Ebony boards, 9-piece necks (on some, not all), name brand pickups, proper Floyd, and great quality wood. I'd say they're outstanding regardless of price.